After a week of rainy, damp weather, Memorial Day happily brought blue skies and warmer temps. Unfortunately, it also brought some serious wind.
We were all eager to enjoy some pleasant weather and being that Memorial Day marks the opening of our local beaches, we decided to put that brand new wetsuit our neighbor, Dave, bought Logan to use. Dave had mentioned he was going to go to the beach so we joined him.
Upon arrival at the beach, the damage created by Superstorm Sandy was apparent. Many of the houses across from the beach had major damage. The most stunning site, though, was the missing boardwalk. I had trouble processing the boardwalk was actually gone.
These are the supports for the boardwalk. For as far as I could see, there was no boardwalk in either direction. This is the view to the left of where I was standing at Beach 91st Street.
This is the view to the right. I was also surprised by how high the sand was under the supports.
Once we got settled on the sand, Dave and Logan took a walk to see the newly built comfort station. I caught this picture of them as they were on the way back.
I love this shot of him. The wind had the zipper pull behind him flying.
Here he is waiting to catch a wave.
I'm looking forward to going back later in the summer to see what progress has been made in rebuilding the boardwalk.