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Thursday, 6 March 2014

Where has the sand gone

These first two picture where taken about a year ago by my neighbour.

They are of Knight Beach which is in front of our house.

 

This is what the beach is like at the moment. Tons and tons of sand has washed off the beach.
The above photo and this one were taken from about the same spot.
 

This cavern would normal not be visible it would be filled with sand.

These rocks would be covered with sand.

 

In the middle of this photo there is still a little sand left normally this is where the sand starts.

 

 

 

You can see how much sand has gone.

 

 

I love this seat

I hope the sand comes back soon to my beautiful beach.

 

13 comments:

Jodie said...

How strange. I admit to knowing nothing at all about this- why does it happen, will it come back?

Patchwork and Play said...

I wonder too whether the sand will come back? Have you had any dredging done? A beach without sand seems a little sad......

Louise Jane said...

What incredible photos. Mother nature sure does amaze us sometimes. It is a beautiful beach with and without sand.

julieQ said...

Your photography is just gorgeous!! I too hope your sand comes back to your beach!

Shay said...

Erosion is a problem all along the coast. It 's sad to see it happening.

However your photos are stunning as always .

Liz McMahon said...

wow, that's serious erosion Leanne, how cool though that you can document it! hopefully this time next year you'll post photos showing a sandy beach again..xxx

Lorrie said...

Oh my goodness. What a difference. I wonder where the sand went and why. Hope it comes back to you soon.

Locket Pocket said...

How bizarre - I didn't realise sand could disappear like that! I hope it comes back x

Susan In Texas said...

Did you have any bad storms or flooding? Those would tear up a beach very quickly. I know parts of the Gulf Coast have to truck sand to the beach after every hurricane to restore it enough for tourism. It takes time, several years, I believe, for a beach to recover its sand naturally and that assumes, of course, that the underlying reason for the sand loss was not a constant source of erosion.

Your photos are terrific. I hope you get your beach back very soon.

Take care,
Susan in Texas

Shirley said...

Hope they didn't use it for our sandbags. Perhaps it will get washed back up again with changing tides.

Jenny said...

Wow it certainly has changed. I was thinking the same think about our beach the other day. Hope it comes back. Love that bench

Sue SA said...

Yikes, I know they truck sand in for the beaches in Qld, but not sure about your part of the world. Hope the sand comes back naturally, if there is such a thing as reverse erosion! Perhaps some of Chookys farm will end up blowing onto your beach?

betterthan you said...

. Ocean currents cause beaches to move constantly. Beach sand is primarily a product of the weathering of the land. Sand can also come from ocean organisms such as coral. Sand can come from the erosion of coastal bluffs. However, most of the sand along the world's beaches comes from rivers and streams. When natural processes are interfered with, the natural supply of sand is interrupted and the beach changes shape or can disappear completely. Sand production stops when coral reefs die from pollution, when coastal bluffs are "armored" by sea walls and when rivers are dammed upstream for flood control and reservoir construction. The sand that collects behind upstream dams and reservoirs is often "mined" and sold for concrete production. It then never makes it to the beach. A public resource is sold for private profit.