There is a more update (March 2014) version of this article at this link.
None one who lives at the beach is surprised when they hear that some sand has moved. It happens on the beach. Even some roads here get sand covered. We plow sand here at the beach like folks plow snow up North.
Still the story of the Point at Emerald Isle is an amazing story even to those of us accustomed to sand moving.
In late October, 2007, a little over a year after we moved here to the Southern Outer Banks, I decided that I would get a beach driving permit. It did not take long to get one from the folks in Emerald Isle. Right after we got it we headed down Coast Guard Road to the Point area which as a wintertime beach access for vehicles.
We were surprised with what we saw, but first I will give you some background information on the Point. read more »