Sunday, 6 April 2008

Day 42: Sunday 09 March 2009

The Thin Blue Line is what is now protecting passing drivers and their vehicles from great slabs of rock, some as big as cornflake packets, as they drive along the soon to be reopened sea front. Here members of the ISCA Scaffolding team hard at work in the rain building The Thin Blue Line. The team have worked hard to get the barrier up and working quickly.
This photo shows what the barrier looks like from the back, no need for paint here.

The green bags each hold a tonne of gravel and will hold the barrier firmly in the event of a substantial rock fall. The photo also shows how much work is still to be done. It was taken on Sunday afternoon and the work was completed by early Monday morning.


Glenda said...

Both of your blogs are brilliant.

Having lived in Torquay during the 1970's - 1980's I loved walking through Rock Walk and it's 'secret' pathways and over the wooden bridge.

I agree it needed tree management; I visited the area early last year, and I've read your initial comments about why it was necessary to undertake such radical steps. However, now there will be the inevitable rock falls and rivers of red mud will wash on to the road.

I really do hope the area is replanted and restored naturally.


David said...

Sorry Glenda,
I was having trouble downloading photos and delete the post your comment appeared on when I finally manage to get blogger to download on a different post. I have reproduced your comment here. Thanks for letting me know and many thanks for the nice comment.

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.
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