Here is Part 2, a week late ;o((
WARNING this post is PHOTO INTENSIVE!!
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Nancy here: Be sure to take a look at Part I if you missed it. Hope you can find it ;o((
Well I am confused. I just posted Part 1 and it has disappeared :o(( It took a long time to put it together and it appears blogger ate it!! I will try my best to recreate it when time permits. Sherry...do you know anything about this!?!?!?
We finally reached the Jetty and it was clear that Hurricane Irene had visited before us!!
The ocean was still a bit rough and was splashing over the end of the jetty. We did not go much further for fear of getting soaked ;o))
This pretty bird is a Ruddy Turnstone. The only place we have ever seen them is on the boulders around the end of the Jetty. Wish I could get a photo of one in flight. The colors pattern of their wings is amazing!!
As we headed off the jetty and back down the beach you could really see the damage to the dunes :o((
We came upon this turtle nest that had been exposed by the storm.It was sad to see the eggs destroyed, but so goes nature…
Bill and I had been really taking our time and not paying any attention to the tides. Well, the tide came in and we ran out of beach !!!
This Willet was enjoying the surf which is unusual. We rarely see them at Huntington Beach SP, but if we do it is usually in the Salt Marsh !?!?!
Our walk up the beach ended just as it started :o))
We are glad to know that the damage done by Irene was minimal and nature has a way of renewing itself.
If you ever have the chance to visit Huntington Beach State Park, you won’t be sorry. We are so fortunate to have this right in our own backyard!!!