Only One Monomoy Island now
Well, we have only one Monomoy Island right now and South Beach is about five miles longer than it was day before Thanksgiving
Red Clark and I took the long walk from the lighthouse early this morning in the drizzle, rain and wind. I'm no geologist but, IMHO that new landbridge is here to stay for a while. But then, nothing stays the same along the outer Cape. But we made it to where the Southway used to begin(or end) and on over to what used to be South Monomoy. Now we have a much larger South Beach and only one Monomoy Island.
On the way back, we walked along what used to be the east side of the Southway. I must say that that narrow spit of land is much narrower in the vicinity of the "Tub" than it was last time I was on the beach. There were definite signs of washovers from the Chatham Cut in that area, just as there were last Winter.
That is such a volatile area that undoubtedly there are more changes in store this winter or next or, maybe, the one after that.
The Cape Codder is not on line yet but check out today's edition for some great pictures of the area.
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