The sea was calm in Cape Cod Bay the day we visited Sandy Neck. This is a different view from the one I presented yesterday of this beach, and scenes like those that follow can be found all over Cape Cod.
As the winter reminds us, the fury of a storm can stir up the seas and the bays and forever alter the landscape.
Call it Mother Nature’s natural changes to the shorelines; taking from one place to replenish another.
I was struck by the dramatic scenes of erosion that occurred this winter, and will let these photographs tell the story. These dunes have been shaped and reshaped for many, many years, and will continue to be for many more to come.
It is human intervention to “save the dunes” that contribute to the drama in these images. The wood sticking out to the left – last year’s dune line, I was told. The black on the sand – pieces from a parking lot.
Layers upon layers of time are exposed in the sand, and the dune fence is nearing the end of its effectiveness.
The grasses now falling to the beach used to be at the top of the dunes.
Nature - destructive and reconstructive.