Granny's Pool, St Francis Bay as it was in 1960

Granny’s Pool in the late 1960s. Note all the sand on the now stabilised dunes, that would have replenished the fabulously broad beaches of St Francis Bay. Photo: Geoff Cowling.

Granny's Pool, St Francis Bay as it was in 2020

The same scene today. The dunes are stabilised and the sand has gone, exposing rocks and making it difficult to walk from Granny’s Pool to the main beach, especially at high tide. Rising sea levels associated with global warming will result in more erosion, possible requiring the construction of sea walls to protect the homes perched on the crest of the once mobile dune. Photo: Timm Hoffman and Richard Cowling.

Other posts in this series can be viewed at https://stfrancistoday.com/then-and-now-in-the-greater-st-francis-region/