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A Week at the Beach

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I just spend a week on Cape Cod.  It is possibly my favorite place on Earth.  I have visited the town of Wellfleet every year since the day I was born.  It is remarkable in that there are many fresh water kettle ponds very close to the ocean.  In the middle of the 90 degree days, a swim in a pond was perfect.  Then I would spend the early evening in the beach.  As beautiful and relaxing as it was, I didn’t stop thinking about the environment, carbon or sea level rise.Newcomb Hollow Beach, our family’s favorite, had changed dramatically in one year, although it had actually gotten wider.  At the same time, I could see erosion of the dunes.  Two recent hurricanes had definitely made an impact.

Dunes

I enjoy taking pictures, especially while walking on the beach.  What I don’t enjoy is seeing litter on the beaches.  There were also a lot of signs trying to make sure that people were respectful to the environment.  I’m glad that someone cares but also disappointed that the signs were necessary.

Beach Mosaic

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  1. I feel the same way about the Indiana Dunes on Lake Michigan. That’s my beach. I’ve been fighting for many years to keep away those who think that the Dunes should be “Developed” i.e. hotels, casinos, strip malls and all that other garbage. So far we’ve been able to keep the developers at bay, but big money talks louder and louder all the time and I’m worried.

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