Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Beach "Nourishment"


What a perfectly gorgeous day today! Went on to the boardwalk to see the progress of the beach replenishment....only to pass a sign that now calls it "Beach Nourishment". OK, whatever - the result is still the same - there is more beach! (A rose by any other name would smell the same - and a beach being nourished is being replenished!) Look at the pictures to see the dramatic difference. One of the pics I took during one of our many, many storms - and posted it on my blog. Here is a view of the same area - nourished and replenished just to show you that there is life after a no'eastern:) The sand for the dunes has been replaced and the sand is being pumped onto the beach. When you look at where the beach is being worked on and then the area right next to it, it is just amazing. I wonder sometimes why we mess with Mother Nature but if we did not I guess I would no longer have Serendipity - or maybe I would now have oceanfront property! BTW - the boardwalk has been crowded for the past 5 days or so. You would think it was summer. A lot of people and many of the stores on the boardwalk open. The parking lots on 9th street have been filled to capacity. I think there are a lot of people with cabin fever! So come on down and experience Ocean City in the springtime. The new cushions are on the rocking chairs on the porch and just waiting for people to come and have a seat! Hope to see you soon!

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  1. Isn't it nice the rest of us will endlessly pay to put sand on your beach and it will just wash away. But you don't care because you believe it's somehow your right for the rest of us to have to spend millions to do this, don't you?

  2. Beach nourishment has become the preferred method of erosion control for many U.S. beaches. Nourishment provides continued use of recreational beaches and protects structures near the shoreline.