Let's Give Our Dunes a Round of Applause

Discussion in 'All About SoWal' started by Paula, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. Paula

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    I posted this paragraph on another thread, but decided our dunes needed their own thread. I've been here almost a week now and here's my very sincere perspective on the dunes. The dunes in these areas are indeed damaged, some areas more than others. When we look back from the shoreline (which has white sand again and emerald water) toward the dunes, rather than complain about how they look, we should all take a moment with our families and friends to give the dunes a standing ovation. :clap_1: For most people (except for some people with gulf front property), the dunes did their job and protected our beautiful 30A from serious damage. By applauding our dunes no matter what they look like, we'll be teaching our children (and ourselves) to appreciate nature in all her glory, in her natural state. Wouldn't applauding the dunes -- no matter what they look like -- after a storm or hurricane be a welcome tradition in SoWal?

    So, here's to the dunes... "Thanks... :clap_1: :bow: :clap_1:"
     
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    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    GREAT post Paula. As usual.

    I wonder if people realize how lucky they are, that in many (most?) cases along 30-A, the dunes are so high they don't even need flood insurance because even a storm surge shouldn't come through. This is for people within 100 yards of the beach! I've lived in Florida most of my life and that is rare indeed.
     
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    Thanks. I'm speaking from the heart and my heart is often in SoWal. We are definitely lucky to have those dunes do their job so beautifully during these storms. We live 200 yards from the ocean in the Gulf in which hurricanes and tropical storms create havoc (Although I hope Kurt is right that statistically we won't get another big one for 30 years...). Even though we're so close to the ocean, our property isn't in a flood zone because of the dunes. We bought flood insurance anyway because we were told that was a good thing to do (can't remember why, though), but it wasn't required. And I wonder if those dunes significantly raise the value of most of our homes because of the protection they provide.

    And, again, here's one for the dunes...
    ":clap_1: :clap_1: :bow: :clap_1: :bow: Thanks again dunes. You're our heroes :clap_1: :clap_1: :bow: "
     

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