The ramp to nowhere

Submitted by OcracokeWaves on Wed, 08/26/2009 - 03:03.

Today we had a little more free time so we headed back to the Point on Emerald Isle to get a better view of the damage from Hurricane Bob.

You can get a very good idea of what the Point looked prior to Bill by checking these photos on the access repair done in December 2008.  I also have these photos which I took on June 5 which show what a huge expanse of sand was at the Point most of the summer.

After you have seen those, check the ones that I took today from the Point.  It is pretty obvious that six to eight feet of sand have disappeared.  We now have the ramp to nowhere.  There is lots more water and lots less sand at the Point.

Even after being here just a few years, I have seen multiple configurations of the Point.  I suspect the ocean will keep having its way whenever the conditions are right.  It is one of those things that we can only watch.

Sometime in the next few days, we will try to explore the beach from the eastern CAMA access points near the Point.  There was a great landlocked pond that was heaven for little kids.  I could see a fisherman  fishing in it today, and one end appeared to be open to the ocean.  It was a great playground for little kids while it lasted.

We will see what the next storm does.  It might throw a bunch of sand at the Point instead of sending it out to sea.

Considering what we have seen this week, including the events up at Acadia National Park, it is a good time to give the ocean some respect.

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Hurricane Bill

WOW! Thats amazing! I can't believe it did that much & the hurricane didn't even hit land! Whats wild is that we just looked into buying that house in your picture. The almond house. Glad no one was hurt! Look foward to more pictures!