Beach Nourishment: The Bad, The Ugly, and the Worst

My toddler son sat covered in sand working hard to stop the incoming tide of the Gulf of Mexico from eradicating his sandcastle. His efforts were in vain as the waves began lapping, then engulfing, the substructure of his multi-tiered fortress. Distraught and teary eyed, he shoveled sand furiously along the rapidly crumbling walls. Sadly, despite his best efforts, the sea took back what was hers and my son's castle slowly disappeared into the waves. I watched in fascination and awe at the Sisyphean efforts Parker placed into the chore that was obviously a losing battle. His relentless effort reminds me of the challenges facing beach management, or what passes for it.  [url=]Read the Rest[/url]