The narrow strip of land that separates freshwater Niles Pond from the Atlantic Ocean was severely damaged during Blizzicane Nemo.
In several places along the footpath, there are cuts clear through the granite dune and a sandy beach is forming on the Niles Pond side. Shrubs, wildflowers, and ground covers that help retain the sides of the causeway have been uprooted and washed away.
To read more about what makes this narrowest strip of land dividing Niles Pond and Brace Cove so unique, see JoeAnn Hart’s beautiful story about Niles Pond.
Niles Pond and Brace Cove Footpath Storm Damage
The footbridge is still out of commission. Although inconvenient, I think city officials wise to wait out the storm season before repairing the bridge.
Good Harbor Beach Footbridge Gloucester
Awesome Video from Craig Kimberley.
Charlie Caroll submits. Click image to see full width.
Submitted by Martin Del Vecchio.
Hello Saint707–I don’t have the same view in all four seasons as the Blizzicane Nemo wintry porch view that was posted this morning, but found these from June 2011–same porch, same rose bushes. As I am not planning to venture further than my porch this afternoon, I thought we may all benefit from a glimpse today of spring yet to come.