Postcard: Virginia Beach

I was in Virginia Beach last weekend for my cousin’s wedding, and while everyone waited for the bride to stroll down to her groom on the beach, some of the young ‘uns built sand castles. In the background, you can see a sand-dredging boat. Interesting story behind those boats. During every noreaster, it was explained to me, roughly 100 feet of beach erodes into the ocean. The government and local homeowners pay for this dredge boat to swoop in with its massive hose and suck up the sand to be spit out up the beach, thereby replacing the sand lost during the storm. As one of my other cousins said, “Oh, so what you’re saying is we should own the dredge boat.”

Photo by Devon O’Neil