Any Recent Photos of Seaside or WaterColor

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  1. Cavallino

    Cavallino Beach Comber

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    I was wondering if anyone can post some recent photos of the beaches and walkovers infront of Seaside and Watercolor?

    Thanks....just wondering how the beach healing process is coming along?

    Doug
     
  2. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    I am heading to the beach in a minute, and will pop by Seaside and take a few pics for you. I may not post until tomorrow.
     
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    Nothing like cool, evening sand under the feet to end the day.
     
  4. Smiling JOe

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    or night.
     
  5. Miss Kitty

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    Well, I am sitting here and the car is here picking up the husband and son who will arrive at VPS around 9:00 tonight. I am not bitter. I actually just ran off the restaurant list from the board for them to put in the guest book! WC here they come!
     
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    Caught the guys on loaders scraping the beach at Seaside. These were taken Aug 11 2005 from the Pensacola Pavilion. It appears that this is the second scraping and you will notice they stopped today at the Pensacola Pavilion. The sand piles to the west look less than half the size of the new piles to the east. In front of WaterColor, it appears that it has not been scraped at all.
     
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    What are the plywood boxes ?
     
  8. Smiling JOe

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    They are use to store the beach chairs and umbrellas which Seaside rents to guests. They set them up and break them down daily, unlike the perma-tents which many people leave out at Grayton.
     
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    I wondered about the chairs and umbrellas....that's good that they take them down each night.
     
  10. Miss Kitty

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    Thanks for the update SJ. Who are THOSE people (father and daughter?) climbing up by the walkover in what looks like a gorge? No khakis/ white shirts, but the nerve! What words did you have for them or did you just push them back down and tell them to try again?
     
  11. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    :floor:Maybe next time, but I am really not a violent person.

    Some days I yell, some days I explain, and some days I just take photos. The photo caputures mom and daughter, pops had already made it up the hill before I grabbed my camera. Perhaps Richard Owens, photographer for the Walton Sun, needs to expose the damage done and the "innocent" violaters in the Paper. I truely think this could help reach so many people and would be good to run frequently during the busy season.
     
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  12. Miss Kitty

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    Not to worry....those dunes are slippery and "accidents" do happen! I like that idea of running photos of violators. That sounds like a good educational tactic to me....SHAME and GUILT!!!!
     
  13. katie blue

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    The Walton Sun does seem to get a kick out of "tattletale" photos...there's always one of someone doing something verboten somewhere in the first section.
     
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    Excellent pictures! Do not be afraid of what you will find when you finally get here. It is still a great place to come and unwind. The beaches are still great, not a whole lot of difference excepting that the ''dunes'' are gone and that the access areas may have been changed and they are working diligently to fix all of them. I was leery about coming down but this message board allayed my fears and we have been here since Saturday and all is well and fine. It is amazing how these folks have bounced back after several hurricanes and made this place look as fantastc as it always has been.
     
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  15. Cavallino

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    Thank you Smiling Joe...

    Good to see they are making progress

    Doug
     
  16. Kimmifunn

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    The beaches look a lot longer than they did post Arlene and Pre Dennis. The sand looks good too...good thing its not the nasty brown sand. Are the beaches longer or am I just imagining that?
     
  17. Smiling JOe

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    I am confused. Do you mean "wider," rather than longer? If so, the beaches are different. Much more narrower in most places, but we are seeing sand build up and out perpendicular to the beach, creating many pools. In those places, if it continues, the beach will be wider.


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    Perpendicular sand bars forming -- outlined in yellow
     
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    Yes! Wider is what I mean! Sorry!
    Are there recent pictures of the beach in Grayton posted?
     
  19. Smiling JOe

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    Yes, look in my photo album, some of which are posted in the threads entitled Photos Grayton Beach Aug 10, 11, or 12. I do not want to confuse people by posting them in this Seaside/ WaterCooler(as my friend says) thread.
     
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    Maybe they look wider because we lost a good amount of dunes. Also, if the walkovers were still in place, they would extend very close to the Gulf right now. The beaches are definitely narrower.
     

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