Goodbye 2012

I can honestly say I am happy that 2012 is officially over, since 2012 was a rather rough year. I thought about doing an overall year in pictures review, but I knew that the majority of it would be taken up by photos I took during the recovery of Hurricane Sandy in Long Beach, NY. I decided to do a Sandy picture review. I posted a few in my life after Sandy post back in early November, but I never posted any of the boardwalk that Sandy destroyed. In Long Beach, the beach and the boardwalk is a great treasure and you don’t realize how much you miss something until it is gone.

Before Sandy

The ocean on Sunday, October 28 the afternoon before Sandy came.

The ocean on Sunday, October 28 the day before Sandy came.

The sand berms that were suppose to protect the lifeguard shack and the ocean from reaching the streets.

The sand berms that were suppose to protect the lifeguard shack and the ocean from reaching the streets.

After Sandy

The wood structure on the sand is on the left a ticket booth and next to it the piece of wood it sat on from the boardwalk.

The wood structure on the sand is on the left a ticket booth and next to it the piece of wood it sat on from the boardwalk.

The whole boardwalk had varying degrees of damage, but this part is the worst, where it just split apart.

The whole boardwalk had varying degrees of damage, but this part is the worst, where it just split apart.

Another view from the split part of the boardwalk.

Another view from the split part of the boardwalk.

This use to be a boardwalk entrance and exit ramp.

This use to be a boardwalk entrance and exit ramp.

The view from the other side. All of the sand is not suppose to be there, there is a road underneath all of it.

The view from the other side. All of the sand is not suppose to be there, there is a road underneath all of it.

It didn't matter if it was wood, metal or concrete, it all got destroyed by the ocean surging and wind.

It didn’t matter if it was wood, metal or concrete, it all got destroyed by the ocean surging and the wind.

The sand that covered the streets had to be stored somewhere.

The sand that covered the streets had to be stored somewhere.

National guard trucks paroled the streets and members were in town for weeks giving out supplies.

National guard trucks paroled the streets and members were in town for weeks giving out supplies.

The start of the clean up process.

The start of the clean up process.

Here’s to 2013, I really hope it is better than 2012 was.

 

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