Nantucket has been experiencing astronomically high tides the last few days. Water has been flooding Easy Street, Oak Street and Brant Point. This photograph was taken by Justin Quinn yesterday afternoon at Jetties Beach.
For those who have never spent time on Nantucket in the off season, you may not recognize the Jetties Restaurant, which was boarded up more than two months ago for the winter. The awning that shades summer diners from the hot sun as they eat fried clams and lobsters is nothing but a metal skeleton and the sandy area where Nantucket summer house visitors sit in beach chairs, sipping beverages is under several inches of water. What a difference a couple of months can make to the landscape!
Photographs of Nantucket are dominated by summer beaches, blooming hydrangeas, climbing roses on Sconset cottages and sailboats cruising Nantucket Harbor. However, Nantucket is no less beautiful in the winter months. When the ponds freeze over and the island gets a dusting of snow, the Nantucket landscape reveals a whole new face filled with new colors and textures.
Here are few photographs taken by Justine Paradis that display Nantucket’s winter scenes.
To find your ideal Nantucket winter rental, use our Rental Search Tool or Contact Windwalker to speak with one of our agents about the various regions of Nantucket and what each area has to offer!
The 2010 New Year rang in with a challenging, slow moving Nor’easter combined with an astronomically high tide that impacted Nantucket Town along the waterfront. The Easy Street basin in front of Windwalker Real Estate on Oak Street never actually came over the bank but the high tide came up through the storm drains and flooded parts of Brant Point, the Dreamland lot, Easy Street, Oak Street, and Broad Street along the “Strip”. These were the highest flood waters we have seen in a long time. The noon tides were dramatic but fortunately the wind came around to the west during the evening and averted even higher flood waters forecasted for the midnight tide. For more pictures visit http://gallery.pictopia.com/inqmirror/gallery/98634/
Maybe a Mid-Island rental would be best this time of year! Use our Rental Search Tool with an integrated map to search for a Nantucket rental in some of the dryer areas!