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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Kingscliff Do We Have a Problem or Not?


Living on the North Coast for my long periods of my life I have seen beaches become very eroded and just as mysteriously the sand reappears very quickly. Planet Earth is both dynamic and seasonal and the Kingscliff beach erosion issue is both a serious event and very normal.



A couple of Kingscliff icons have been threatened by the erosion over the last year, namely, Cudgen-Kingscliff Surf Lifesaving Club( main building at front) and the Caravan Park in the distance.

Out of adversity comes strength, or so they say!
I did note in the local newspaper rag, the Tweed Shire Echo, that local shops report a sell-out of drinks, ice-creams and sundry Summer fare due to 'erosion tourism'; 'ambulance chasing' in old parlance.
As you can see by my last shot that things aren't all bad; I liked how this group of diehard Aussie's were using the newly built groin/rock wall and sheltering under the fast disappearing Pandanus Palms.


This is a Signs, Signs post. Click here for Lesley's meme.


6 comments:

  1. It seems to be a problem all over the world these days!

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  2. Seems like measures have been taken to protect as best they can. Hopefully the sand will reappear one season soon.

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  3. And I guess all these tourists flocking to see the ending of the beach are only hastening its end?

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  4. Sad, isn't it? Unfortunately we shall see lots of these issues come up more and more in our lifetimes...

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  5. "There is in fact more earth than sea?" Sad and I hope the sand returns but would like a chance to explore the beach even as it is ;-)

    Chrissy at Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

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