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::
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
Living all of life before the face of God...