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January 2016

Big Barrel Country Music Festival Canceled

Organizers of the Big Barrel Country Music Festival canceled the 2016 event this afternoon on their social media and websites ...  The reasons behind the cancellation is unknown. A Statement from Goldenvoice: We have made the difficult decision to cancel Big Barrel Country Music Festival, due to take place at The Woodlands in Dover,…
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Land Shark Teeth Showing Up On Delaware Beaches

The beaches took a beating but will recover.  In the mean time the beach combing has been excellent for those lucky enough to get out there at dead low tides.  Every tide change the sand shifts more, exposing and burying all kinds of treasures.  In some cases these treasures are trash, but entertaining non the less.  I have found all…
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Drive On Beaches That Are Open

The following is a lit of the open drive on beaches.  I would expect them all to be open this weekend.  The reason it takes longer for the drive on beaches is the town beaches get priority by the state for obvious reasons.  The drive ons open have debris be careful, you never know what is under the sand.   There are swales galore and they are…
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Drive On Beaches Still Closed to Vehicles

The beaches are flat and in some spots super saturated with water making driving hazardous.  The debris on some drive on accesses is heavy and others are unscathed.  Parks has to evaluate the crossings and also the beaches.  In Cape Henlopen whole dunes are gone and you could drive to the marsh. Parks may have to put up some fences to…
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Fenwick Island Says No To SeismicTesting

On Friday just before the blizzard of 2016 hit the coast.  I attended the Fenwick Island Town Council Meeting with Matt Heim of the Assateague Coastal Trust.  He gave an abridged version of his seismic testing presentation.  The council and some of the town's citizens watched with great interest.   After the presentation the council…
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Beach Combing Is A Treasurefest On East Coast

The storm rearranged the beaches from North Carolina To New York.  The dunes are sheered off at every Delaware coast town.  The board walk in Rehoboth is covered in sand.  There are several breaches from Fenwick to Broadkill Beach.  I ran around today and took some pictures of each area.  I still have to hit up Lewes, which flooded…
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Video Of Bethany Beach

This is a video posted by Tidepool Toys and Games of Bethany Beach, this morning.  The dunes are still there and did their job.  The boardwalk is fine.  Places like Bayshore on the bayside are still flooded along the roads and between some trailers close to the shore line.   Tide is up top the bulkheads but that is about it.  Some roads are…
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Dunes In Rehoboth Still standing

The dunes at all the Delaware coastal towns took a serious pounding with only a few breaches.  It could have been much worse.  Ron McArthur of the Cape Gazette took these photographs this morning of the dunes in Rehoboth Beach.  The dunes in Bethany and Fenwick survived as well.  Yes they (dunes) look like cliffs and rebuilding them…
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