A Tree to Remember

A Tree to Remember

It’s not that we’re trying to hold on to the holidays, but we wanted to be sure everyone had alook at Christmas Tree number one. It was a 12’ beauty and installed by Chuck Gadon and Dave Hopkins.Engineered to withstand Long Island Sound, Mother Nature had something else in mind. The first bigcoastal storm took off the top down to the cable and then swept the bottom up to the beach. Not to beoutdone, Chuck and Dave put up another, though slightly smaller, tree. That tree cost nothing since thevendor, in true holiday spirit, donated the tree. Thank you, Chuck and Dave.

LI Sound at high tide and angry

LI Sound at high tide and angry

Storm 3 wasn’t very friendly to the waterfront. Waves washed up over Maple Avenue at onepoint. The tide was also unusually high, covering our pier and, as you can see, submerged the jetty,taking away the sign

Homemade Sand Dunes

Homemade Sand Dunes

In case you are wondering about the artificial dunes on the beach, we’re only following Chalker Beach’s lead. In the name of conservation and thrift, we put the picnic tables against the seawall for protection and piled the sand in front of them. Despite three consecutive storms of consequence, we saved virtually all of the sand that we moved and we probably won’t need more in the spring.