As a follow up to my rock stars post, another common item that you find everywhere along the river is driftwood. The driftwood comes in all shapes, styles and sizes, but most are invariably of a similar grey colouration. The driftwood that you find in the High Country is somewhat different from that which you find along beaches, as the weathering effects are clearly not the same. Also, the driftwood is invariably from local trees, not bits and pieces that fall off ships etc (though trees etc can be washed into the oceans and end up anywhere). I have one piece of driftwood (an intricately shaped tree root) collected from this area many years ago that I’ve oiled regularly, giving it a black appearance and which also preserves the wood, but it’s one that I’ve never been able to match so far.