Saturday, October 25, 2008

Park East

I drove up to Park East today to check on our last sea turtle nest and was shocked at the amount of beach erosion I saw! Several more feet had washed away just in the past week.

I knew that winds were extremely high while I was gone. I saw Gulf Breeze personal weather station reports online which showed some gusts had gotten close to 40 mph.

Our poor little nest which had already gone through so much was covered once again with 2 to 3 feet of sand. Rangers have obviously been diligent to dig it out each time. We can only hope some will survive.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Excellent clouds. And yes, when its windy, and when you leave town for a couple of days, the dunes will play tricks on you and change locations. Maybe not that much, but a sand dune beach is topography in motion.