Sunday, 6 April 2008

Day 11: Continued

One hundred years old, 35 feet tall, 15tonnes of wood and all it did was stand here slowly photosynthesizing, turning carbon dioxide into oxygen in a desperate attempt to save the planet. Oh yes, and forcing the cliff face apart as it dug it's roots deeper and deeper and waiting for the day when it would fall down onto the road 200 feet below. And knowing my luck I would be the poor sod driving the bus it hit. The bus laden down with 80 passengers all, up to that moment enjoying their holiday on the beautiful English Riviera. Now the trunk waits in a pile on the road below to be taken away and turned in to toilet paper, it's branches have already been put through the shredder and will be spread on flower beds around the Bay. So it wasn't all for nothing after all.
And the view now it, and it's many children have gone.
Though not all of then. Some view if you could actually sit on this bench. It will get better soon.
Cutting the large trees down is the glamour job, clearing the scrub on the end of a safely line looks much harder and not such a good photo opportunity

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Notes about the blog. Updated 08 March 2008

Not much is happening at Rock Work now. All the work clearing the trees has been done. A barrier has been erected to prevent rock falls from reaching the road. Now we wait for the geological survey in May to see what can be done to fix the rocks in place.
After that when work starts again later in the year I will post more photos.
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