Thursday, July 12, 2012

Life is a beach

The good news is................

An early morning thunderstorm blew through Englewood  on Wednesday leaving behind lots of shell booty.
Pen shells are a sure sign of a storm.  The stinky odor was a sure sign the pen shells were goners.
The newly formed sand bar/tidal pool was lined with shells from ding to dong.

The bad news............

The beach erosion has reached critical mass.  Manasota Key lost an estimated 90% of it's turtle nests. Several homes have lost their back areas when the dunes washed out by the high surf.
Beach Road is the only way to access the mainland from the north & south.  To close the road for repairs would be a major headache for home owners, summer tourists, & local beach goers. Love the rain - love the shells - erosion, not so much.

The good news is.........

The federal government approved disaster relief funding for Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties on Monday, which will help officials cope with at least $17 million in damages wreaked by Tropical Storm Debby.