New Year’s Day was a glorious day here on Cape Cod with sunny skies, little wind and temperatures in the upper 40s. Perfect day for a walk on Coast Guard Beach!
We were so surprised to see how much the erosion had dug away at the dunes by the old path to the beach. At the beginning of last summer, you could walk down the path with a descent decline going down. By the middle of the summer, the decline had gotten so severe that the National Seashore closed that entrance to the beach and made an entirely new path to the beach a little ways away toward Nauset Light Beach.
You can see in the photograph where the fence is blocking the old path above where I am standing and how much the storms have eroded the dunes. It is just incredible!