Sep 1 Sep 2
Last week I predicted problems with waves given the high water. Sure enough, it didn’t take until November. Beach Drive flooded again this week. With water levels at a record high, I’m afraid it’s impossible to protect Beach Drive. Luckily tourist season is pretty much over. Let’s hope that 2020 is better.
Monday, September 2nd 2019 – The beach was surprisingly quiet for Labor Day Monday. The water levels haven’t changed but high waves re-shaped the shore line dramatically over the month of August.
Monday, September 2nd 2019 – taken from the park near 13th street looking west towards Collingwood
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 – Back to school – Looking east from just east of the 18th street beach entrance.
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 – Back to school – I had the beach to myself of an overcast Fall-like day
Wednesday, Sept 4th, 2019 – High-winds today. Bad enough to close Beach Drive so I had to come down and have a look. Taken from the boardwalk just west of Beach One.
Wednesday, Sept 4th, 2019 – Beach Drive is underwater again – this has been a tough year for city crews to stay ahead of the damage caused by high water.
Wednesday, Sept 4th, 2019 – I like this picture with the wind-blown yellow flowers and the yellow traffic barriers. The ripples in the foreground is water across the road on Beach drive.
Wednesday, Sept 4th, 2019 – Taken at the 2nd street entrance to the main beach – Beach Drive is closed because of the high water.
Wednesday, Sept 4th, 2019 – Looking west from behind the paddle surf shop at beach one.