A week ago, heavy rains and strong winds pushed Compo Beach sand onto the boardwalk. Some carried beyond, into the parking lot.
A few folks out for a stroll on Sunday were annoyed that “they” — whoever that is — hadn’t yet cleaned the sand from, um, the beach.
Those people would not have fared well a century ago. Here’s how Soundview Drive looked then:
On the other hand, check out those very cool wooden bathhouses in the distance.
Around the corner was another beach scene. I’m guessing from the somewhat garbled description — “The Old Mill Road, Compo” — that these homes were on Sherwood Mill Pond, opposite Old Mill Beach.
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(Postcards courtesy of Jack Whittle)