High winds kicked up Lake Michigan, and drove the surf far onto the beach - up to the sand dunes. Visitors on this cool weekend were forced to walk in the waves, as the beach all but disappeared due to the high water.
Waves crashed into the dunes, causing some erosion and small slides, as the sand washed into Lake Michigan. Walking along the beach was challenging; we couldn't walk on the dunes because they're protected - people's footprints will erode them. Seems Lake Michigan was doing a pretty good job of eroding the dunes without the help of visitor's feet.
This natural process happens time and time again, regardless if man is present. He is a witness.
Posted by Tom Gill at Tuesday, September 16, 2014