BURIED (OREGON INLET, NC)
As I photographed and researched the ship, my thoughts turned to how this happened.
I am not going to tell you the story of this modern-day shipwreck, but google "Ocean Pursuit shipwreck" and you'll find it. The ship ran aground in March 2020 and has been left to the elements. This photo, taken in April 2021, shows the condition of the vessel - buried under tons of sand.
As I photographed and researched the ship, my thoughts turned to how this happened. When the vessel ran aground, it was allowed to remain there and drift with the daily tides and ride the storms. That tendency to drift instead of intentionally taking action resulted in it being buried.
The same is true in our lives! When we do not intentionally act, we unintentionally make things worse by burying ourselves.
So, what will happen to the Ocean Pursuit? It's unclear at this time; however, the National Park Service has indicated that they will dig it out (at some point) and send the bill to the owners. When we get buried due to our unintentional actions, we face the same prospect - intentionally digging out at a great cost. In summary, diligence prevents drift and "the bill coming due."
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