Friday, December 24, 2010

Beach One Christmas Day

Beach One Venus Bay

Christmas sunrise at Beach One, Venus Bay. As imageo mentioned in his last blog, the low air pressure and Lunar influence combined might lead to further sand movements and erosion along Venus Bay's coastline. The picture left has mounds of sand running parallel to the shore, and right shows how uneven the erosion to the berm is, as it persists in these deeper troughs. The fore-dune has experienced some erosion in places too.
Behind it the primary dune is suffering blow outs, often caused by people walking up and over the dune system, then enlarged by prevailing winds. We would remind people that besides being important habitat, the dune vegetation plays a critical role in stabilising the dunes, ie the beach. Besides that have a happy and safe Christmas, enjoy the beach and drive carefully.

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