We returned today to Baxter Road in Sconset to see how Bluff House and a few others fared during yet another night of high winds and damaging tides. The house, while still secure, is being prepared for relocation for the second time in six years. Time is running out, as some of the foundation on the water side is exposed to the elements. Fifteen to twenty feet were lost to the ocean during this storm alone. We were given permission to shoot from the second floor deck to show the immediacy of the situation and to provide an overview of the losses along this stretch of the bluff.
A short walk up the road brought us to a garage that was also directly on the edge of the Sconset Bluff. It was to be demolished to prevent its falling into the ocean and spreading debris far and wide. An excavating machine made short work of the destruction, marking the end of its service to a house already gone from its Baxter Road address.
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