Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Michael was feeling energetic today and wanted a quick outing. He wasn't interested in the parks. The kids weren't interested in the beach. How sad....a walk on the beach alone! ::snort::  I feared it was the walk on the beach or he'd head for the office. The poor man is bored. 

Some of you will remember that we are less than 2 miles from Momoishi Beach. We love this beach. This beach received quite a bit of damage on 3-11 (tsunami). The seawall was destroyed the watch tower twisted, boats and nets in the trees, camping areas, bathrooms destroyed...and  SAND everywhere.... It's been "closed" for the past year.  When we've gone we've noted how "clean" the beach is. The old boats and big driftwood logs are gone. We've not found sand dollars or sea glass since last March. This is the beach where I found my red sea glass.

Today it was OPEN. The signs saying "pray for Japan" and "keep out" are gone. The parking lot is clear of sand. The cranes are gone. The seawall is back. The old boats and logs are still missing. ::grin::

April 2011

April 2012

The seawall is fixed - we noted it's not higher. They did add THESE and I'm not sure what they are meant to accomplish.....

First pieces we've found here since the tsunami!

The bathrooms are even cleaned out and stabilized.....

This photo is to prove I do NOT exaggerate about the glass walls (though they're frosted tiles) and windows in the bathrooms. LOL 

It really did my soul WELL to find sea glass on our beach again, and to see things restored and unbarred.  I have hope we'll be able to spend our summer at this beach and others this year.  You know when it's HOT and humid here. LOL 

Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Debbie said...

How wonderful that things are progressing with the restoration. Glad you and Mike were able to have an outing.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

It really made me HAPPY to go out there and see it getting back to a bit of normal.