Sea Isle Photos

Sea Isle - Our Little Bit of Paradise

Ocean view from the deck.

A typical summer day at Sea Isle - July 19, 2008. BeachCam


Other Photos

June 12, 2008 - a sea turtle came to visit.

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Leaving the nest.

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Stop! The Turtle Patrol wants to talk to you.

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This little tag won't hurt a bit.

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Going home.

Aughust 25, 2008 - the gulls had a convention on the beach.

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There were hundreds of gulls on the beach this afternoon.

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They were unafraid and just moved out of the way when I walked through them.


Threats to Paradise

A list of storms that have threatened the West End of Galveston Island along with photos documenting beach erosion and beach build-up. The difficulty we live with is that beach erosion is a rapid, storm-wave-driven process measured in feet lost per hour whereas beach build-up is normally a slow, wind-driven process measured in feet added per year. Occasionally, as with Ivan, we get lucky and a storm brings in sand instead of taking it away but that's very unusual.

August 14, 1987 - we become beach side property owners.

1989 - a busy hurricane season.
June 26, 1989 - Tropical Storm Allison. View Map.
August 1, 1989 - Hurricane Chantal. View Map.
October 15, 1989 - Hurricane Jerry. View Map.

July 30, 1995 - Tropical Storm Dean. View Map.

September 11, 1998 - Tropical Storm Frances. View Map.

June 6, 2001 - Tropical Storm Allison. View Map.

September 7, 2002 - Tropical Storm Faye. View Map.

July 15, 2003 - after Hurricane Claudette. View Map.
August 31, 2003 - Tropical Storm Grace. View Map.

October 25, 2004 - a month after Hurricane Ivan(2). View Map.

2005 - another busy hurricane season.
July 23, 2005 - after Hurricane Emily. View Map.
August 29, 2005 - after Hurricane Katrina. View Map.
September 27, 2005 - after Hurricane Rita. View Map.

September 13, 2007 - Hurricane Humberto. View Map.

2008 - another busy hurricane season.
July 21, 2008 - dune status after two quiet years.
July 23, 2008 - Hurricane Dolly. View Map.
August 6, 2008 - Tropical Storm Edouard. View Map.
September 1, 2008 - Hurricane Gustaf. View Map.
September 12 & 13, 2008 - Hurricane Ike. View Map.
Winter, 2008 - We begin to recover.

2009 - a quiet year! We recover.
Spring 2009 - We finally recover.
November 10, 2009 - Hurricane Ida's higher than normal tides. View Map.

2013 - Five quiet years.
Fall 2013 - The beach is restored.


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30Jun2016