DO NOT Drive Through The Quick Sand
Never drive through a swale
(Sept 10, 2021) … I hate seeing this especially when you tell people over and over and over.
This jeep tried to drive through the swale a Faithful Steward crossing. Little hint, it ain’t gonna happen. The sand on the ocean side of the swales that washes into the edge becomes like quick sand. You will never get a vehicle through it, ever. Driving through two plus feet of water looks like fun, until you need to get out on the ocean side. I honestly don’t know where they would go if the did make it. That whole section in front of them is cut off from the drive on access. That traction board is useless at this point too. Do I need to eve\n mention air down, maybe?
The Faithful Steward drive on shouldn’t even be open. There is no one at the parks’ main walk on beaches telling people to stay out of the water either. Dangerous rip currents that are HUGE on all the park beaches.
I watched people sink from their knees to their waist trying to cross the swales at Fenwick Island at the bathhouse beach area. The waves are pretty big today too from storms surge swells due to Hurricane Larry.
Parks should have closed Faithful Steward Crossing there is like zero beach there and is flooded to the dune fence on the north side. There is enough space on the south entrance side to squeeze a couple vehicles in.
Be careful during tomorrows high tide this is supposed to calm down some by the evening, but park above the wrack line. These swales will be soft. DO NOT drive through them if full of water. If the sand is just wet check by walking across first. That quicksand section on the ocean side edge of the swale stays quick and fast for a while.
Also the swales will fill back in most likely at high tide tomorrow, best to park dune side of the swales dry or not. Just walk in to cast and what not.
Time to head out to the point and do some surf fishing this evening.
Rip Current Warning For Saturday Same Conditions At High Tide