My husband and I were vacationing on St. Thomas a year ago. While driving around and visiting the many beaches, we came across stacked rocks. I thought it was amazing. I was wondering what they mean. Do they stand for something?
We were in the mountains of Tennessee last month and past a house that had small rocks stacked in his front yard that looked very similar. I thought that was very interesting.
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Where did you see these stacked rocks? I've lived here for 25 years and am totally confused!
Drunk Bay in STJ is quite famous for the rock sculptures there - really some outlandish ones - often it is a pleasant beach activity - sorta like building a snowman! - Common beaches I have seen with occasional rock sculptures here on STT are Mandahl, Bordeaux, and Hull Bay.
All of us who have lived here 25+ years are suffering confusion at times - usually a welcome relief.
There were a few of them on little Meagans Bay. I'm not sure what other beaches I seen them on. I was on so many beaches. I remember the ones on little Meagans because of the long walk on the rocks on the edge of Meagans Bay. It's such a beautiful beach. Meagans and Trunk Bay were my favs when I was there.
They do that on Aruba but I have never seen it here! You learn something new every day...
Here is a picture that my husband took while we were on Little Magans Bay. We seen these in various places on the islands.
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Hawaii also is known for trhe stacked rocks. I think that it is of a spiritual nature for balance.
For some truly stunning examples of this kind of thing, check out vineyardrocks.com -- he is an artist who splits his time between St. John and Martha's Vineyard, MA.
I was just wondering how you get to Drunk Bay, I will be going to St. John soon.
The easiest way to access Drunk Bay STJ is from Salt Pond Beach - take the path [flat] around the saltpond and there is Drunk Bay - usually very rough water - not a swimming or snorkeling beach very rocky and filled with interesting washed up things - and 'rock people'.
Stacked rock are very common n Hawaii and are quite often built in remembrance of a loved one as a tribute.
The stacked rocks can be whatever the maker wants them to be. A magic spell, a sign, a promise to return, a sculpture or a tribute to a special place. They exist everywhere and might be traced back to when tramps left 'signs' outside of peoples houses. Certain marks on a tree, for instance meant 'dishonest man lives here. Stones placed a certain way might have meant 'mean dog' or 'woman generous with food'.
I believe that Stonehenge or the pyramids are larger versions of these.
you can find stacked rocks anywhere you can find ROCKS!! I have seen them walking beaches, climbing mountains, etc.
Thank you everyone for your information. I have learned alot through a couple of the web sites. I live in Michigan and grew up on the beach. I live 5 minutes from Lake Huron, (These waters are sooo much colder than Magans Bay) , and I have never seen any stacked rocks. I will have to pay closer attention next time I go to the beach. I haven't went at all this summer. We are lucky if the temp. gets up to 80 degrees. I soo miss the Islands.
Next time you are at the beach just add one rock to the top. It is a communal thing.
If you live on Lake Huron, start a new trend in Michigan there, start stacking...... see them in Canada, Maine, Tenn. Wyoming, Montana, I really think it is very common.
Okay, I guess I am the party pooper here. I like my beaches to be natural. If I see them in the VI, I will kick over your rock piles! Grrrr.
I never thought to stack them here on Lake Huron' s beach. Ha Ha! lol!! Your funny East Ender
Funny as in "ha-ha" or funny "strange"??
Funny as in Ha Ha!!
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