This is a view of Bradenton Beach from Sunset Park before they restored it. As you can see here the water is about twenty or thirty feet from where I'm standing. A massive project to redeposit sand from a couple hundred yards offshore just finished and now the beach extends another fifty feet into the Gulf of Mexico. It's a huge nuisance when they have all that heavy equipment on the beach, kind of like when they repair major roads. But once it's done things are so pretty you soon forget the stress of construction. Anyway, I think I'll head down here in the next week to get an "after" shot of the result. I know, any excuse to go to the beach.