Monday, January 17, 2011

And, We're Back

Returned from a busy trip out east. My Scottish wife met a lot of my family for the first time. I think it went well. We were busy, but a bit isolated as there was a lot of snow on the ground.

We did drive out to the beach. Robert Frozes State Park, it was cold out there. What was shocking and sad was the amount of erosion that has occurred since my last visit.

This picture was taken in the spring of 2007 from the beach at field five of the Robert Moses State Park.



This picture was taken on Friday the 14th of January from about the same spot.



It's quite the difference. Looks like about 50-75 yards of beach has been reclaimed by the Atlantic Ocean.



Also saw some deer for the first time so close to the road. It's not a new thing, just my first time.

It was a good trip. The boy was great on the plane and he and my Mom seemed to get on very well. Even met my Half Sister for the first time, and I'm still kicking myself for not taking a picture.

Back to work as normal activities resume tomorrow.

More to come.

2 comments:

elainegrey said...

Not knowing that Frozes frozen beach, i can't say for sure, but many beaches undergo seasonal erosion. Winter waves and storms making a steeper shorter beach, summer waves filling it in. I remember this from oceanography, and it matched some of my experience.

So you can hope that more beech will be there.

On the other hand, the shoreline is always being recarved and is't static.

The deer in the snow look sweet -- i think they have the roundest mouse ears i've ever seen on deer. How cute!

Welcome back!

Someone Said said...

Looking at the pictures I've taken there over the past few years, and there are a few more I have not posted - that beach is disappearing.

Or being recarved into something else. One thing is sure, the homeowners on the island are not happy and the highway that gets people across it might not be there much longer unless there's great sums of money spent.

The deer are practically pets. Despite the clear signage, people were feeding them out of their cars.