Friday, October 17, 2008
As the hotels built in the dunes (what dunes?) get bigger, this little beach resort starts to look like Myrtle Beach or Clearwater. Or at least what those sleepy towns looked like a few decades ago? Ironic, since Old Orchard may have been a beach resort long before those towns were founded.
The amusement park had closed down for the season and the pier was preparing for another winter. Old Orchard has gone through several piers - some considerably longer than this one - which was built to replace the one destroyed by the 1978 storm.