Marveling at the tenacity of coastal towns- Cape Ann public works after winter storms are no joke.
Rockport, Mass. The many access stairs for the Long Beach pedestrian walkway are put back each spring. Some years, the landing platforms on the sand side need repair. The 2018 winter storms pummeled each and every access point. Landings on sand and up top, the railings, and treads were entirely stripped. The rebuild for a few of the staircases will remain on hold until their immediate seawall areas are tended.
April 2018 stairs going in where possible
Water shoes this summer
From there to here: popples and rocks from the decimated barrier wall between Long Beach and Cape Hedge Beach were deposited along Long Beach.
barrier wall displaced and great swaths landed on Long Beach
Where’s the beach?
Spring 2018, the ocean is several feet deep at the rip rap line every high tide
Evolution of damage at beach barrier
2:15PM slush pond roads and closed by Witham and Thacher and Good Harbor Beach parking lot. Power outages this way.
GOOD HARBOR BEACH
Ocean is up on the deck outside the Good Harbor Beach Inn snack bar, though not to the street
There go the staircases
**Video coming when power-wifi back**
I have never ever in my life been more ferociously attacked and eaten alive by mosquitoes as I did this morning capturing this shot. I drove past it at first but had to loop back. The water was so still, the tide was just right, the light just beginning to peek through.
The mosquitoes were insane I tell you. I’m still itching. Hit this one up larger. I love the reflection of the house and the clouds in the sky reflecting in the water. No brainer, had to get out of the truck and set up the shot, right?
click for the larger version, you won’t be disappointed.