Coastal evolution


We’re back from our speedy trip to the Outer Banks (yawn), with many lovely memories. Out of several sobering moments, I retain many visuals of heavy equipment intervening against the dramatic actions of Ma Nature.

Ma is trying to reclaim the land under this old motel, or more accurately, to modify the coastline and make this area beach and sea. Meanwhile, Men and Machines seek to counteract this trend.

Luck, guys.

BTW, I think if people build on the OB and similar places, any financial losses due to weather (e.g., hurricanes, high tides) shouldn’t bounce back in the taxpayers’ lap. Your choice; your risk—and perhaps your bank’s, if it’s willing to lend to you to build in such a place.

Sorry. I’ll stop now.

One comment

  1. pooh says:

    I agree whole-heartedly with your sentiments about building on barrier islands!