When we walked down Coast Guard Beach a few weeks ago, there was a small dune stretching part way down the beach. It was maybe 1-2 feet high and not very long. (Click on blog ink for other photo.)
Last week when we walked the beach, the dune had grown in height and length. It was almost 6 feet high and stretched quite a ways down the beach to the spit.
Have you walked Coast Guard Beach lately?
The dunes at First Encounter look like they’ve accumulated quite a bit of sand over the winter. I don’t remember them being this steep. It must have blown in with some of the storms. You can hardly see the fence post sticking out of the sand.
Do they look a little steeper to you too?
We were driving to Provincetown yesterday morning and noticed that there was a pretty heavy coating of snow from Eastham to Provincetown. It was really pretty.
Then when we passed East Harbor the snow-covered dunes looked just like the snow-capped Colorado Rockies! Wow! Pretty cool, don’t you think?
With all of the winter erosion on the Cape Cod coast, it is best not to walk on the dunes. Hopefully the beach grass will grow back and help mitigate the erosion.
The beaches on Cape Cod are all pretty spectacular! I loved this photograph from the top of the huge dune looking down on Marconi Beach in Wellfleet.
Pretty clouds, don’t you think?