Monday, November 23, 2009

Aftermath of November Nor'Easter.

Views from around the house we own on a local barrier island.

Interesting – you can see there are two high water marks! How that big plant pot managed not to float away from home is wondrous (given that I rescued it from our marsh in the first place), considering I found one of the ceramic birdbath tops in the marsh under the dock, about five feet out from where it had been. (Oddly, the other one hadn’t moved, and a brick in the plastic saucer was apparently enough to keep the third birdbath in place…)

One of the wooden walkways did try to leave with an outgoing tide – via the one dock’s walkway - and it’ll be the devil to move back the ten inches it shifted; why did it have to be the walkway that runs the length of the side yard?

Water lapped over the bottom step of the front deck enough to leave debris. About eight or ten inches, perhaps? Hmmmm, how’d we get all the marsh debris (which wasn’t as much as it could have been, thanks to a couple of earlier nor’easters that had already scraped the marshes this season)...

and the next door neighbors, who have as much un-bulkheaded waterfront as we do, get so very little?

(There's the shifted walkway. It continues out beyond the pine.)

Another neighbor told me he was out during the flood pushing the grass out of his yard to float off down the street. *snicker* He also told me the city was out with bulldozers as soon as they could be. Did a thorough job of it, too, as there was very little evidence of debris anywhere around town by Tuesday. With the exception being…

Wonder when – or even if – the owner of these relatively new floats will retrieve their property before someone else does or public works picks them up? Kind of someone to have tied them down in the meantime.


PS: The floating dock pieces were relocated and as of early February are still sitting high and dry, tied down next to a condo complex on the waterfront.