All photo taken Tuesday afternoon, Feb 20 2007
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In this photo looking south towards Swami's we can see the 2001 sand built up at the base of the cliff, acting as a retaining wall. There is so much sand at Moonlight that the lifeguard trucks are leaving tracks and are able to drive the entire Encinitas coast on sand. This sand is a mix of the 2001 sand replenishment project and natural sand. What is interesting about this photo is the building built on the bluff with seawall and rip rap boulders. The experts tell us there should be no sand here, but there is.
Tourist enjoying our California winter, taking a stroll on our sandy beaches.
Talking heads in the media are telling us there is no sand on our beaches while people are writing messages of love in this non-existent sand.
The big base of sand at the "tourist section" of Moonlight Beach is a mix of natural, 2001 sand, and the remains of the god awful itchy rough sand they often dump there. It's much nicer to come down to the natural beach and enjoy the classic sticky gray and black Encinitas sand.
Looking north at Stone Steps. There is even enough sand here for people to walk to Beacon's and back. The birds are hanging out by the runoff from Cottonwood Creek.
By the way, there is a dead seal under the D-St stairs.
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Thanks to a reader for remembering this previous post on a sneaky proposed sand tax: link