08 May 2017

"Beach comes in, beach goes out. You can't explain that."

Here's the "before" shoreline:

As reported in The Telegraph:
Villagers are delighted after an entire beach that was washed away 33 years ago has reappeared virtually overnight thanks to a freak tide. The beach near the Irish village of Dooagh on Achill Island vanished in Spring storms of 1984 after waves washed away all the sand.  But hundreds of thousands of tons of sand were dumped on the beach over ten days in April, re-creating a stunning 300m long beach.
Re the title.

Photo credits: Seán Molloy / SWNS.com and Achill Tourism / SWNS.com

1 comment:

  1. now I'm wondering about ocean currents...

    maybe this is an unintended side effect of the dutch implementing their
    sand engine?


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