Silver Lining?

Just a little water in our fields!

You know, watching the news, IF we were out in Montauk right now, this past week would have been a washout.  And with Hurricane Katia currently tracking SE of the tip of Long Island… I’m sure it is raining out there right now and there are strong rip currents that would keep us & the dogs out of the ocean.  So… it’s a good thing we are not going to the beach.

But I am curious what this year’s beach erosion looks like?  September, 2008, during a busy hurricane season (sixteen named storms, including eight that became hurricanes and five that became major hurricanes), this is what the beach looked like:

Beach erosion.

And September, during an even busier 2010 hurricane season (nineteen named storms, including twelve that became hurricanes and five that became major hurricanes), people who owned homes above the dunes (that’s 20-30 feet up) were without access:

Dune erosion.

I am thankful for the upcoming six+ days of sunshine, and if I can’t have the ocean… I plan to swim in my frigid 68° pool this weekend.

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