It’s no secret that the waters around the Old Mission Peninsula are high right now. Not high as in dazed and confused (well, maybe a little dazed and confused), but high as in the beaches around our lovely Peninsula are nonexistent.
A great example of that is Haserot Beach. Or, rather, what used to be Haserot Beach, but is now a tiny sliver of beach with a whole lot of water.
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We reported on the rapidly diminishing Haserot Beach a few weeks ago, and after the storms this weekend, there is even less beach there now.
However, the lack of beach did not deter a few brave souls who put their chairs defiantly out on that little sliver of sand. “We will not be deterred from using this lovely beach!” they said. (Or at least, that’s what they said in my head.)
And put their blankets and kayaks and kids on that little sliver of sand, raising their fists to the sky and shouting, “We will use this beach because that’s who we are!” (Again, in my head.)
At their meeting on July 10, the Peninsula Township Parks Committee noted that they are looking into bringing in some additional sand to build up the low spots and are currently investigating the required permits and process. Stay tuned.
A little silver lining of having no beach at Haserot Beach is that the residents of the village of Old Mission might not have to deal with as many traffic issues this summer. Read more here…
A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers like the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, and magazines like Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So of course, I started my own newspaper. Because the Gazette is mainly reader-supported, I hope you'll consider tossing a few bucks my way if I mention your event, your business, your organization or your news item, or if you simply love reading about what's happening on the Old Mission Peninsula. Check out the donation page here. Thank you so much for your support. -jb