Sea Isle - Our Little Bit of Paradise
A typical summer day at Sea Isle - July 19, 2008. BeachCam
June 12, 2008 - a sea turtle came to visit.
Leaving the nest.
Stop! The Turtle Patrol wants to talk to you.
This little tag won't hurt a bit.
Aughust 25, 2008 - the gulls had a convention on the beach.
There were hundreds of gulls on the beach this afternoon.
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.
2013 - Five quiet years.
Fall 2013 - The beach is restored.
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