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Old 11-04-2007, 06:40 AM
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Storm "Damage"???

Checked 4 TV stations, the paper and the net.....all say some coastal damage...but nothing specific, as in South Beach. Hopefully Noel gave us an early Christmas present and a new and permanent cut.
Pete...see if you can talk a brisk walk out there and send us a report before the Pat's game
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PS: Also see if you can find "Wilson"....I heard that the good mayor of Chatham left him out last night at the lighthouse
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Old 11-04-2007, 01:51 PM
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Reconnoiter...

I was out to the tip of Nauset on Wednesday and there was evidence of extensive wash-overs...probably the southern most 1/4+ mile was washed over during the last moon tide...ABSOLUTELY during the storm...
I hope to get out to the new cut tomorrow for a good look...I would have gone today but my chain saw got all my attention...QUITE A BLOW! The generator worked just fine as Area61 went off-grid for about 5 hours!
South Beach is still a question...The bend at the old SouthWay where South Beach joined South Monomoy probably got washed over but the winds were primarilly from the northeast and I doubt enough sand would have been removed to open it up...
Most of the storm dynamics and damage would have been on the east facing beaches where tides/waves/currents/sand migration had the beach in their grasp...
More to follow...
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Old 11-04-2007, 04:55 PM
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:47 PM
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Thanks Pete...maybe we need to change your handle from Penquin to Recon Pete.
Why do I get the sense that you will be doing a fly-over soon?
There was a brief radio report yesterday that I only caught a piece of...mentioning sand partially filling a channel near Chatham harbor???
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Old 11-04-2007, 09:35 PM
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Most damage to the north

Paxton,

Most of the damage was to the North at the new break. Two more camps got wiped out at the northside of the new break. One 50+ scalloper broke free from his mooring and ended up on the north beach across from the fish pier.

Southbeach appeared to have minor washovers in the usual spots. The land bridge was washed over and got flattened again like the April storm, but no chance of a channel opening on this storm.

You'll just have to keep praying to the Nor'easter gods for this up coming winter.

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Old 11-05-2007, 08:25 AM
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It's all sounding quite interesting. Are there any photo's of this new cut?
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:23 AM
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Steve, the new cut on North Beach is across from Minister's Point, a couple miles north of Chatham light. The cut was created in the spring as a result of a northeaster. It is holding its own and probably increasing in width. The cut in front of Chatham light has been silting in and had a sandbar across it, which was very evident at low tide. Don't know if Noel had any affect on it.
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:20 PM
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Somewhat Revised LightHouse Beach...

Obligatory LightHouse stairway shot and pan left to the overwashed and reconfigured Nauset/North Beach Point (or whatever?...)
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:49 PM
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Nauset Slice...

The Breach that ate Nauset?!
On steroids and getting larger...several structures removed by Noel washovers...
Many large shoals around the approach inside Pleasant Bay...
Maybe 1000+meters across...photos taken at almost low tide...
Quite a channel with structure and waves on the outside...

So...
I'm standing on the new "Island" and there is fresh 4X4 tracks left in the sand...
No way to drive out there...What's up with that?
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:56 PM
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Great pics Pete...thanks for sharing them. If you ever give up testing your flies in the hot tub, I do believe that you have a future working for National Geographic as a photographer (I'm serious).
Not so serious, I have 2 questions:
1. Are there any trout in that pond in front of the lighthouse?
2. Are those "lauchers" on your yak?
If this storm didn't do the dirty deed, it makes me question whetether the deed will ever be done. As the inside of SB drains so slowly on the outgoing now....I wonder if the storm push from surf side is just insufficient to move both sand and the water holding it back?????????? Where is a hydro-engineer when we need one?
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:11 PM
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North Beach...

Ron...
Thanks' for the kind words...
Be careful with compliments...It's like feeding a stray cat!
Those ponds are stocked with Sturgeon and MahiMahi...NO trout...
Perhaps those ARE launchers...'better to consider what you DON'T see!

A few more pics...
What I could have done with a small airplane and an open window!!!
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:19 PM
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Pleasant Bay the new Mecca???

With that huge break in Nauset, the area in front of Chatham Light filling in, and the the South Beach-South Monomoy "unibeach" an apparently foregone conclusion...dare we christen Pleasant Bay the new Mecca??? I dare say it might be getting a bit more of my attention this spring
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P.S.- Pete- that craft looks more like a kaiten (WW2 Japanese 1 man suicide torpedo) than a kayak....what model is that?
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:29 PM
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Dreadnaught...

Hobie Revolution...
MirageDrive (pedal power)...cruises @ 4 knots handz phree while I drag a phly and talk on the radio to the spotter plane!
WeBeToyz!!!

What with all the seals there will certainly be a great white to partake on the buffet...and here I've got a Yak with oscilating flippers to better look like dinner!
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:32 PM
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Tire tracks?

Someone "midnight requisition" the 'Duck Boat' from Hyannis and go for a joy ride?

Is the sand on the bars uncovered at low still soft or has it started to harden up?Seems to me that comments in mid summer were that they were pretty soft and unstable. Also, what was your impression of the opening by lighthouse, filling in some from the North?

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Old 11-05-2007, 07:43 PM
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IMHO...

The sand bars were MUCH firmer!
There are many potential sandy places to wade and I can see alot of VERY phishy looking UDL's on the horizon!
...The seals will like their newly renovated home!

The area in front of the lighthouse does not seem to be filling in just yet...
Although things are changing quite a bit...no clearly defined channel...
A long winter will certainly continue to bring about more surprises!
One storm changes everything...
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