Sunday, May 06, 2007

Cliff crash

From Stu: At 3:25 pm last Tuesday, April 24th, tons of sandstone sloughed off Sunset Cliffs opposite Osprey Street and tumbled down just north of what the locals call "No Surf Beach". Quite surprising that this non-event even made news, considering nobody was hurt, and erosion of the cliffs has been going on for eons, although runoff down trails and watering in the neighborhood to the east have sped the process up. This is what the resulting debris pile looks like, from Luscomb's Point. Photo by Craig Barilotti, a friend who lives on Osprey.

11 Comments:

Blogger expat said...

Wonder how long it'll be before those million-dollar mansions up there end up as debris on the beach?......e

Sun May 06, 04:13:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Sally said...

Erosion - an unstoppable force. I am struck by just how similar this looks to Sydney - the houses, the sandstone cliff...

Sun May 06, 04:23:00 PM PDT  
Blogger lv2scpbk said...

Great photo. I really like the white outfits of yesterdays photo. Very pretty.

Sun May 06, 04:34:00 PM PDT  
Blogger angela said...

I wouldn't like to own those houses up there. You could wake up one morning swimming!
Angela

Mon May 07, 12:18:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous kris said...

it doesnt look like the natural erosion, i'd move if i own a house there

Mon May 07, 01:22:00 AM PDT  
Blogger riniroo said...

How refreshing to see that news was made with someone getting hurt/damaged. I guess it was a boring news day.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Have a great day!

Mon May 07, 07:41:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Brent McD. said...

in this area, the homes are not quite as close to disaster as it might appear; there's a city-maintained road between them and the cliffs. having said that, i'd still rather be a block or two back from the front row. in the left side of the photo, you can see tons of rock rip-rap which the city dumps onto the beach to try to protect the cliffs from wave action -- a shortsighted approach which destroys the beach. the only long-term solution is managed retreat.

Mon May 07, 09:33:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Anne said...

Felicia, Do you know who put up the peace sign on the big rock near these cliffs? I saw it the other week on a run and loved it. We tried to figure out who climbed and put it up there.

Mon May 07, 12:50:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Thanks to Stu & Craig for sharing and to everyone for stopping by. For those of you that know Sunset Cliffs, I've always wanted to live in the big pink house. Anne, I haven't seen the peace sign but it sounds cool. May be we can get a photo of it...

Tue May 08, 03:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Brent McD. said...

here's the peace sign: http://oesteado.blogspot.com/2007/05/birdshit-rock.html

Sun May 13, 02:31:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Kala said...

thats pretty crazy stuff - hopefully at some point it will stop or there wont be any cliff left!

Sun May 13, 10:46:00 PM PDT  

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