Sunday, August 06, 2006

August Seaview Beach & Construction Report

Here's an update on the construction going on at the end of Seaview. They're really moving on the new house which is going up where the turquoise/green house use to be -

Then, where the Spanish style house use to stand, lots of work is getting done there too. There is going to be one large house on both the property of the Spanish house and the property of the beachfront cottage. The Spanish house was entirely demolished and the base floor of the new house was built. Now, the beachfront cottage has been placed up on top of one end of the new construction. The outside of it has been stripped and it is being melded into the new large house.

What happened to the beach at the ends of Seaview & Seacliff? A few weeks ago a big chunk of the beach there was washed away, and the sea is still nibbling at the dunes. These photos were taken at 9AM, which I think was midway between low tide and high tide coming in.
First, a view from the top of the dune on Seaview, then a view midway down the dune, right before the dune drops off about 3 foot to the beach.

Below is a view of the 3 foot tall drop from the dune to the beach that the sea took a big chunk out of. Next is a view of the beach between Seaview & Seacliff, not very wide. The third photo is a 5 foot tall chunk out of the wall of the dunes between the two streets.

Next are two photos of the big sand bar in the very center of the inlet. Again, these photos were taken midway between low and high tide. The seagulls obviously love it out there. Hopefully, the water area between the beach and the sand bar will fill in with sand naturally, so that we can have our big point beach back next year.

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