"The gales of November came early" - a day early, on Halloween, and caused quite a mess on area beaches. This pile of debris was pushed ashore on West Beach, part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and pushed up quite a distance from the usual waterline. The debris included kayaks, sailboat pieces, logs (some 30 inches in diameter), surfboards, and all of the items generally found aboard small vessels.
Not only did beaches receive piles of debris, they also lost plenty of sand. Many of the dunes close to the beaches were undercut, and partially collapsed into the lake. A natural process that deposits sand down the beach, but alarming to some because the dune appears damaged.
And so it goes, Fall, on the shore of Lake Michigan.
Posted by Tom Gill at Monday, November 03, 2014