Thursday, October 13, 2011

Buxton, North Carolina

Spit... but not the kind you're probably thinking of.  A spit is a coastal landform that forms from longshore drift.  It can basically be summed up as a long pile of sand that has extended off of a cape.  They tend to change frequently depending on ocean currents and this series of images is a great example of that:


February 28, 1993


February 14, 1998


February 18, 2004


September 1, 2005


October 16, 2005


July 30, 2006


October 3, 2008


October 18, 2009


 August 27, 2011



You can find it yourself on Google Earth using these coords:      35°13'00.33"N     75°31'47.45"W

Check back next week to see an EF5 tornado's effects on a small town.