Hurricane Sandy II

10.30.12 ~ Eastern Point Beach
sand so deep it covered the curbs ~ 10.30.12 ~ Eastern Point Beach
10.30.12 ~ Eastern Point Beach
sand covering the road, the entrance, the grass, the playground ~ 10.30.12 ~ Eastern Point Beach
10.30.12 ~ Eastern Point Beach
sand and seaweed caught in the fence ~ 10.30.12 ~ Eastern Point Beach
10.30.12 ~ Eastern Point Beach
the wall between the beach and the playground ~ 10.30.12 ~ Eastern Point Beach

The surge took large chunks of stone from the top of the wall separating the sandy beach from the grassy playground. The playground was now covered with sand and rocks from the wall. The sidewalk running along the playground side of the wall was badly damaged, too.

10.30.12 ~ Eastern Point Beach
10.30.12 ~ Eastern Point Beach
10.30.12 ~ Eastern Point Beach
10.30.12 ~ Eastern Point Beach
10.30.12 ~ Eastern Point Beach
Barbara contemplating the awesome power of Mother Nature ~ 10.30.12 ~ Eastern Point Beach
10.30.12 ~ Eastern Point Beach
10.30.12 ~ Eastern Point Beach
10.30.12 ~ Eastern Point Beach
there is normally a good stretch of sand between the life guard chair and the water ~ 10.30.12 ~ Eastern Point Beach
10.30.12 ~ Eastern Point Beach
driftwood in the foreground, Avery Point campus in the distance ~ 10.30.12 ~ Eastern Point Beach

Still more pictures coming soon!

8 thoughts on “Hurricane Sandy II”

  1. Mother Nature is one tough cookie. Do you know if Groton Long Point sustained the same degree of damage, or if any marinas/boats got slammed? We used to be at Spicer’s. The boats piled up and strewn around NJ are just unbelievable.

    1. We haven’t been to Groton Long Point, Noank, Mystic or Stonington since the storm hit – the first free time we had we went up north to see how the family was doing. There are some pictures of the storm aftermath posted here… http://www.mygrotonlongpoint.com/

      Have you ever eaten at the Seahorse Restaurant at Spicer’s Marina? We’ve lived here for years and have never gotten around to trying it…

      1. Thank you for that link, Barbara. The photo with the buckled sidewalk marked with a lobster buoy is a classic. It looks like, maybe, just maybe, there wasn’t too much damage there – relatively speaking.

        Oh, yes, we had many meals at the Seahorse. The bar side is almost “gritty” compared to the restaurant side, which is pretty nice. We never had a bad meal on either side, just can’t remember WHAT we had to make any suggestions. Sigh.

        1. You’re welcome, AA! Maybe I’ll suggest the Seahorse the next time we decide to eat out – I’m sure we’ll have no trouble picking something out off the menu! 🙂

  2. What a clean up there will be! We’ve heard estimated reports of the cost to repair all of the damage….incredible! When natural disasters hit in Australia, the news is always followed by reports of the community being brought together and working together for a common cause. I do hope you are hearing such stories over there.

    1. One story that caught my eye was about the New York City Marathon that was scheduled for Saturday. The run was canceled and all the athletes that had made it into the city for the race decided to stay and help distribute relief aid to the residents of the decimated Staten Island. It’s going to take years, I think, to rebuild and restore…

    1. We went down to the beach yesterday to see how the sand removal is coming along – will try to get some new pictures up soon…

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