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Hannah fizzled out

Well, the short of it is Hannah didn't do what most of us cliff junkies were hoping for, and that is, create new falls (cliff collapses with large piles of fresh fossil dirt).  At best all hannah did was stir up the beach a little.  I payed very close attention to the storm track.  I actually drove down to the beach Sat morning, just as the storm was hitting the Carolinas.  I had about 3 or 4 hours before the rains and winds would come, so I took a walk through waist deep water down along the cliffs, but stayed out a ways away from the cliffs.  I watched for a few minutes as some older piles of dirt were slowly getting eaten away.  I left a short while later with eager anticipation of the high winds and tons of rain forecast for the MD/VA region.  The winds picked up and gusted to 30 mph or more, and we got a few inches of rain in places.  I was ready for Sunday morning!  I knew folks would be down there in great numbers, so I got up real early and drove down at 4:00 am.  When I arrived there was already someone there - bummer!  I got down to the beach fast and actaully wasn't surprised to see the water on the low side.  I can't really explain it, but I've seen this phenomena before, where right after a major storm and lots of rain, rather than the Chesapeake bay being really high, the water level gets really low like a blowout - but there were no winds Sunday morning to cause it?  Anyhow, I made my way down along the beach really hoping to see some new falls here and there, but the further I went, all I saw were the same old piles, and even they didn't get chewed up as much as I thought they would.  I continued on and picked up a tiny tooth here and there and followed the footprints that beat me there.  I caught up with the person who got there first, but he hadn't found anything great.  I was shocked.  I continued to search slowly hoping he missed something.  A couple hours went by, the Sun came up, and suddenly there were about 20 people coming as if they were running with the Bulls.  I did end up finding one decent 2 3/8" Meg and a few nice Hemi's.  Hopefully we'll see another storm this season.


Location Calvert County, Maryland, USA

Date Added9/8/2008


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- 9/8/2008
Reviewer : Chris from
Total Rating : 9
Nice meg...that bourlette is very cool. Content Quality : 9 of 10

Drool Quotient : 9 of 10

Picture Quality : 9 of 10
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