High Tide Rolls In

The past two nights, we’ve had tremendously high “spring” tides.  The water has come in near 1 pipe all the way up to the sign at the corner of Lake Timacau Lane and Old House Lane.   See photo.  On June 22, the water rose to within 3 inches of the top of the floor boards on the fixed ferry pier.  Tonight it was perhaps within 6 inches.  The Dune north of Osprey Walk has eroded to the point that Ted or intern Chrissie can see over it from the beach for a good view of the Cottons house.  See photo.  The waves have pushed sand up around the walkway at Osprey Walk.  You no longer have to step down off the end of the walk, at least not tonight.  A large number of areas on the ocean side have had wash overs.  This morning, Gary McGraw found oyster catcher eggs floating in the surf.  Several of the turtle nests are at risk because of prolonged wash overs.

Spring Tide on June 22 brings water to the corner of Old House Lane and Lake Timicau Lane
Spring Tide on June 22 brings water to the corner of Old House Lane and Lake Timicau Lane
Intern Chrissie turns away from the view of the Cottons over the eroded dune just north of Osprey Walk
Intern Chrissie turns away from the view of the Cottons over the eroded dune just north of Osprey Walk

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