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We wanted to see what effect high tide driven by storms was doing to the beach and adjacent embankment. Due to how high the water was coming up, we could not get onto the beach to walk our mile so we settled for pictures from above. I took a couple from the beach edge and no sooner did I turn around and climb back up, a wave covered the spot I was standing on. They say to not turn your back on the ocean don't they? The photos posted here show that many of the logs and debris that were deposited on the beach last year and were subsequently buried are now being exposed again and moved around in the surf. One can see that the waves are digging down at least a couple of feet of the sand that was previously deposited that buried so much of the "log bomb" that went off (landed) on Dec 31, 2008. I filed a report a month ago which looked quite different from todays.

Conditions

Temperature: 52 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 9.6 feet.

Human Activities

It was peak high tide coming all the way up to the bank so no beach was accessible.

Notable Wildlife

None visible

Stranded Marine Mammals

None visible

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

None visible

Driftline Content

Shells, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

beach erosion, exposure of buried logs and debris

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December 8, 2023

It was a gorgeous sunny day after all the rain. The barnacle log that I have been observing for months is still on the beach.

Sandra Mathis

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September 4, 2023

MathisS

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June 26, 2023

Clean beach, no changes noted.

MathisS

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March 18, 2023

13 people and 2 dogs on my mile.

MathisS

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February 9, 2023

Barnacle log in same location.

MathisS

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February 2, 2023

These have not been the highest waves of the storm season so far but they are still moving rock and scouring sand from the base of un-rip rapped foredune.

seagazer

Mile 199

December 30, 2022

I was unable to walk the entire mile.

MathisS

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December 15, 2022

Gorgeous sunny day.

MathisS