HERRING COVE BEACH, CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE, PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS
A project by Jay Critchley
A planetary dream deferred.
Herring Cove Beach in Cape Cod National Seashore was dramatically transformed by four nor'easter storms in the winter of 2018. Although not unprecedented, the break in the narrow sand spit created an enormous breach that threatens the protected salt marsh behind it. Exposed after the barrier dune was washed away were three pilings that formed the base of a measured nautical mile target.