After our freezing weather, it got super warm so I stopped by Town Neck on my way home from Sandwich. I was comfy in a tshirt and shorts. It's still in bad shape from the storms but the town is spending in excess of $2 million to obtain sand that the Army Corp of Engineers (ACOE) will dredge from the Canal. Not sure when that work is going to start.
Not much glass at all, but I did find this rather large operculum, which is pretty.
I think I found Scusset Beach's missing rocks.
Whoo hoo! Got one! Note the teensy mussel shell right below the glass.
We really do have the coolest rocks.
Oh boy a second piece! That was it for today, just 2.
Some cormorants on the rocks just off shore.
This is a small residential area on the beach and the homeowners are currently embroiled in a huge fight with the town over the sand issue. In a nutshell, the ACOE was willing to put the dredged sand in front of the houses in exchange for permanent easement over the property to the beach. The majority of the homeowners balked, so the town decided to pay to have the sand put on the public portion of the beach. Now the homeowners are accusing Sandwich of doing that for spite, and filed a lawsuit against the town. So come the next big storm, esp. if we have a high tide at the time of the storm, these houses are going to probably flood. That berm will wash away, along with the rolls of erosion control stuff.
This will more than likely be the first casualty this winter.
After I left the beach I went to the marsh side of the parking lot. That's boardwalk.