The big storms have washed away a lot of sand, more sand than many can remember. With the temporarily absent sand, rock formations are revealed. Ray Edlund sent me a photo the aptly named "Butt Rock."
Ray Edlund wrote, “Butt Rock, usually buried under a few feet of sand, is now fully exposed for all to see after the massive surf of the last few weeks.
“Located near the south end of Cooks Beach, the recent storms removed about eight feet of sand, exposing formations which haven’t been seen for many years. Enjoy while you can. Cooks Beach is a real local jewel of a spot!”
To learn more about Cooks Beach, which is found just north of Gualala, here is the link to the Redwood Coast Land Conservancy: http://www.rclc.org/Cooks-Beach.html
Thanks to Ray for allowing me to share his photo with you here.