At last! We finally managed to get to the beach and were delighted to find it mostly unchanged.
However, on closer inspection, the power of Hurricane Sandy was evident in the angle of the beach - which is now a bit flatter, so the waves are somewhat gentler.
The dunes have been repaired and a lot of beach grasses replanted.
The little inlet at Field #3 as still there. Good for little children (and me) to paddle in.
then down at glittery water!
And my greedy chums the seagulls.
The tiddlies came with us and dug holes and collected shells.
We tried to keep Gretchen in the shade.
Grandpa restrained Henry from rushing off into ocean..
Both a snack and a beer were in order on the way home.