Monday, October 22, 2007

You Can't Fight Mother Nature

I don't have a knitting update since I haven't been knitting lately. I had to go to Boston all last week. So, I thought I'd share some pictures of Nantucket. Oh, on the knitting front I did receive my invitation this morning to Ravelry. Yahoo! I made my Ravelry username itsterri.

On Sunday I drove out to Madaket (Western tip of Nantucket) to check on this house. This weekend it finally toppled off its foundation. It is the last house on Smith's Point and is owned by a family in Connecticut. It was threatened before. In early 2005 the waves crashed through the basement. Since then, the beach had gained and then lost 125 feet.

The house next to it is a goner. It is only a matter of time (a very short time). The heavy part of the storm season isn't even here yet. That usually begins in December or January.

Viewing from another angle you can see the house fell off its foundation.
On the other other end (East) of the island 'Sconset Bluff is fast-eroding. The Sankaty lighthouse was in danger of toppling into the ocean. It was finally moved last week away from the bluff. It is now sitting in its new location. You can read about it's journey here.

5 comments:

Rebecca said...

Incredible photograph, Terri! Yep, looks like that poor cottage is going to be washed out to sea...

I'll add you to my Ravelry friends!

Romi said...

Great photos! We have something like this on the coast near us. A few weeks ago, one slid down a cliff with someone inside. He walked away!

Knitman said...

what a beautiful place. Such a shame....

Riggwelter said...

what great photos, that poor house, what a shame.

Janet said...

Fascinating photos. I was a regular visitor to Sconset and Sankaty Lighthouse back in the late 1940's. Haven't seen it since until finding your photos.