Sun Shines; Shores Flood

It’s beautiful here in Westport. Sunny, a tad nippy — a typical February 9.

But even on a day like today, Saugatuck Shores worries about water. Betsy P. Kahn photographed these high-tide scenes late this morning:

Saugatuck Shores flooding 1 - Feb 9 2016 - Betsy P Kahn

Saugatuck Shores flooding 2 - Feb 9 2016 - Betsy P Kahn
Betsy was visiting a friend on Marsh Road. She got this far:

Saugatuck Shores flooding 3 - Feb 9 2016 - Betsy P Kahn

(Photos/Betsy P. Kahn)

(Photos/Betsy P. Kahn)

Meanwhile, not far away on Saugatuck Island, Yvonne Marks captured this much sandier scene:

(Photo/Yvonne Marks)

Click on or hover over any photo to enlarge. (Photo/Yvonne Marks)


9 responses to “Sun Shines; Shores Flood

  1. Dan Lasley (Laz)

    This happens several times each year. The good part about salt-water floods is that they only last a few hours at most. You don’t have to be crazy to live there, but it helps.

  2. Julie Fatherley

    Thank you to Betsy and Yvonne for those amazing images….
    Julie Fatherley

  3. Not 100% sure, but I believe that last picture with the chairs is South Beach, also on Saugatuck Island. There is much beauty there, despite the occasional flooding.

  4. Patricia McMahon

    I love this photo!!!
    Well done

  5. Patricia McMahon

    Great photo!!!

  6. William Adler

    Yes, Yvonne’s excellent shot is neither Compo nor sandy – it’s Saugatuck Island and snow! Great selection of photos !!!

  7. Nancy Hunter Wilson

    Reflective/refractive sparkles. Land and sea. I hear the CRUNCH

  8. Yvonne’s shot is wonderful and reflects the true beauty of one of Westport’s hidden gems. The island is a bit of a secret, a wonderful private community with great neighbors and vistas. Those who live there are truly the lucky few.