Sunday, October 1, 2017

Hurricane Irma damage - Deering People's Dock.

Dramatic damage caused by Hurricane Irma at the People's Dock at Deering Estate.
(Photos above taken Saturday, September 30, 2017)

The  People's Dock is a great place to be anytime of the day, but especially at sunrise or near sunset.  It's a community gathering place.  Walkers, runners, bicyclists - so many people engages in so many differing activities gather here to meet up and watch nature - or rest up as an interim point of their activity. This is one of the places in Palmetto Bay where you feel like you are in the keys. The Outbound Collective listed this treasure, listing activities including "chillin", fishing, photography, touting that: Amidst the hustle and bustle of Miami, there is a charming little spot where you can just relax and catch a beautiful sunrise over Biscayne Bay.
                                                                     (photos above from February 8, 2015)
 Above - Deering and the "supertide" of Sunday, 9/27/15

Friends  recommended the People's Dock to watch a storm. Watching nature crashing over the cement pier, I am told, can be quite impressive.  Hurricane Irma obviously took it too far. It is sad to see the damage wrought by Irma on the dock. It was in need of repair before, now Irma as pushed that time line up to replacement and upgrade from repair.  
Above right: Osprey is "chillin" post meal - above left: something just became breakfast for a Tarpon
both photos taken Saturday, 9/30/2017

I look forward to Miami-Dade County restoring the People's Dock. This is one place where you can observe our local nature and appreciate what we have.

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