Thursday, March 09, 2006
More Money Than Brains
"There's no dumbass vaccine"
I'm not sure if you can tell in this "shooting while driving" snapshot, but these houses are perched on a tiny spit of sand between the ocean and the estuary. If you squint, you can see the ocean beyond the last house on the left. There's maybe a hundred yards of sand between the ocean and the back bayou at an average tide.
The rich folks who built these houses chose the old A1A roadbed for their construction site. This is the same stretch of A1A that was abandoned due to erosion and frequent washovers when the Atlantic gets fiesty during nor'easters and hurricanes. Yet, they made a conscious decision to build their homes on that narrow roadbed with saltwater on both sides.
When the inevitable happens, they will scream for your tax dollars to "do something about this situation".
It's a little less than 12 weeks till the start of hurricane season.
Posted by R.Powers at 12:02 AM