|Our neighbor's boat - ended up across the street in a backyard. Couldn't have fit this thing back there if you tried. I'm not sure how it ended up here, or how they are going to get it out.|
Enjoy your turkey.....
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving to all. For the past 21 years we have our turkey down at the shore. A lengthy walk on the beach after the meal is a good way to work off some of those calories. The beach was eroded but not to the extent I expected. I'd say a 5 on a scale of 10. Nor'easters seem to do much more damage to the beach than Hurricanes anyway. The flooding from the storm surge was definitely worse, but hurricanes move fast and Nor'easters can last for three or four days. My bro said that Avalon already had a major sand replenishment on the books for December so sans severe winter storms, things should be back in shape for the summer. The sand is pumped from the inlet which serves the dual purpose of filling back in the beaches and deepening the channel through the inlet. Technically Townsends Inlet isn't designated an "All Weather Inlet" so the Coast Guard and Army Corp of Engineers isn't required to keep it open. The Hereford Inlet on the south end of the island filled in years ago and is designated unnavigable, although some brave souls still use it.