I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A New Beach...and a Pink Moon!

Hi! A new beach today...new in more ways than one.

I've never photographed the big town beach that is to my far west...it's ''urban'', public and busy at times.
There used to be a real boardwalk here...wonderful for bike rides and street fairs, concerts, baby stroller pushing...

Built in the very early years of the 20th century, a city landmark and prized tow resource. [c.1915?]

The carnival rides were long gone, no arcades or tattoo parlors! [same or very similar view, c. 2012]

Just a lovely access to the Atlantic, best enjoyed midwinter when no one else is around.
But always there..
So when I went to the doctor in early March I couldn't believe my eyes.

His office is right on the beach here. There used to be ramps---to the boardwalk!

Still H. Sandy sand on the street when I took these photos last week...mid-April.

These are the pilings where the boardwalk used to be.


Like some sort of odd Egyptian ruins, aren't they?

These enormous fake berms or dunes were bulldozed here to protect the  town after Sandy, since a further winter or spring nor'easter could have again brought floods.


People are venturing over these mountains!

And there it is, the beach! big and white and waiting for summer...


gone to the beach.....



note: first 2 pix by MH, thank you!
other aerial views and antique postcard via google images.
All other pix by me...click to enlarge!

PS Had to add..just now, 8.27 pm, "Pink Moon"/ April full moon, rising over the beach.

Supposedly called The Pink Moon because wild pinks [flowers] were earliest spring wildflower to bloom in chilly April. BUT it really looks, well, pink! So cool.