It’s amazing how much protection the dunes and forest give us. These photos were taken about five minutes apart on opposite sides of Ft. Clinch State Park. On the eastern side of the park, you’ve got the angry nor’easter churning up the ocean to the point of completely covering up this jetty (normally exposed by about 10 ft.), while just the other side of the forest and dunes, you have the lovely calm marsh with no hint of the excitement on the other side. If you’ve ever wondered about the purpose of dunes, now you know. Try not to let anyone destroy them in your area. They serve an important function.