Saturday, August 27, 2011

Saturday scenes and scenery: water over the dock

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As the East Cost waits for Hurricane Irene, how about some photos of more tranquil waters, albeit water where no sea ought to be?

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On this day in this August, an exceptionally high tide rose over the working dock at Menemsha Harbor on Martha's Vineyard.

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Locals call it a "moon tide" -- apparently the phenomenon is not unheard of, though it certainly calls into question the viability of these maritime facilities with rising ocean levels.

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The dock on the left of this photo with the gas pumps, taken on a more normal summer day, is one of several that was covered by the "moon tide."

1 comment:

Kay Dennison said...

Yikes!!!! A heckuva time to be there!!

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