Sunday, August 30, 2009

Chasm Opens Up At Cahoon, Closing Access to Parking

Around 2 o’clock, Saturday afternoon, a deep cleft opened up in the Cahoon Hollow parking lot. Fortunately, no one was injured. The sand lot had become a pond, with water pooling from the pouring rain. At one point, the water leveled reached the Beachcomber deck. Since it was low tide, down on the beach, presumably the fissure was related to water draining down into the dune. The pubic beach parking was closed until further notice, although gawkers continue to wander in, using the Beachcomber lot. It remains possible to access the beach below. Layers are visible, including a black line that may have once belonged to an earlier lot, although considerably lower down. Sven reminded me that the Beachcomber had been a life-saving station in its former life. Perhaps the black line was a remnant of a ramp of some sort?