We packed a picnic lunch and headed out for some of our favorite beaches. We did NOT make it to Shipwreck Beach, but plan that as our next family outing. It was a great time to talk and reconnect as a family. The recent disasters, however, are never far away, even in RR times. Some photos:
MOMOISHI BEACH - a mile to mile and a half from us. We posted photos here and here last week.
SWIM BEACH - the road is GONE...it's simply GONE....may not be a local swim beach this summer...maybe they'll get it cleaned up but with so much pressing work to do be done, it may not happen this summer. These are the boats directly outside the "fence" for the swim beach....
OVERLOOK PARK - This is a little park, with Shinto Shrine, lighthouse statue and WESTERN TOILETS right off hwy 338. I'm sure there are easier ways...but we climb down the big hill to the ocean here...Typically a nice walk along seawall etc.
The first thing we noticed is that the trees were all flattened where the big wave had come through
PARTS of boats are everywhere...
Roads suddenly end
The boys found a cache of hundreds of sand dollars up in the rocks of the sea wall
We left the beach and climbed into the pine forest.....
This was a long ways from the ocean, over sea walls and into the forest....
MISS VEEDOL BEACH (not the swim beach) - Wrote about that here. There wasn't a ton of damage here, but the absence of Miss Veedol is huge.
Miss Veedol is simply missing
SAND DOLLAR BEACH is on up Hwy 338. We didn't see as much damage, but parking areas are gone - that sort of thing.
Once again, I'm reminded of Psalm 46. God is our Refuge so do not fear. God is our Warrior so trust in Him. God is our King so bend a knee. Printed below from NETbible.
Living all of life before the face of God...