Nearly forty years ago my Uncle Austin and I took a trip to the North Carolina coast in my old Bronco which managed to carry me to places as far away as Cape Breton Island in the northern part of Nova Scotia.
In those days, something like the Bronco was required to reach the Point on Emerald Isle. In fact we drove down the beach a long way to get to the Point. Roads were a rarity on Emerald Isle forty years ago.
Roads have come to the Island as have lots people. The ocean does not really care. It keep moving sand just as it always has. I recently wrote about shifting sands on the Crystal Coast Living blog that I write for our real estate company.
As I wrote in my article, it was only last year that the ramp to the Point on Emerald ended up being damaged. In fact most of the Point was under water last November at high tide. That was a big difference from early 2007 when I took this picture of a sunset on the Point. In January 2007 I went for a walk on the Point and posted this album of pictures.
During the summer we watch at the beach in the area began to repair itself. Frank Rush, the Emerald Isle city manager, made some statements that the beach would be okay at the Point. It turned out that he was right. The currents and probably the lack of a big storm this summer helped the sand to keep accumulating.
This week we read about the ramp being fixed. We went over on Saturday before the football games and saw that things were in pretty good shape. I took some additional pictures and posted them to the web.