Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Storm Leaves Primaeval Beaches

We wandered about dazed by the erosion.

The ocean took away two beaches but dropped off two other, different ones.
Here the sand level is down 8-10'. The gods took a planer the size of Cape Ann itself and mowed the beaches down and down. Beaches just churned and boiled in a 20' water/sand/gale mix. An engineering project could take years to to the same thing the ocean did in 20 hours.

The shipwreck (an 1850's ? sailing ship named Surprise) is GONE! Gone to her final, final resting place out there. - Any details on this ship? - please sound off - don't matter no how, she's gone!
Photos: Joe Kelly, Ice Cream Headache: me

_MG_2044_MG_2050_MG_2018_MG_2017Everywhere two solid days of cloudbreaks miles out, new sandbars pumping, old sandbars obliterated, and deeply protected nooks peeling amazed.

Yours truly attempted a local spot for dues paying session in God-damned coldest water we have ever experienced. Anyone else all set with the ice water? Bouys had been reading 39°. Again, dues paying, there's no avoiding it, and no satisfaction without it. But 39°?
_MG_2033What's in store now that the geological clock has been pushed back 10,000 years?

Clean slate with out new primaeval beaches!