Thursday, 11 December 2008

Small Rocks

In one part of the cliff there are workmen drilling deep holes in the rocks to hold them in place with steel bars. Here the rocks are too small to get this kind of attention, there would be so many plates holding the cliff up it would end up looking like a giant Dalek. So these two are attacking the small rocks with pickaxes and sending little clumps of rock tumbling down the cliff. Don't worry there is no one standing at the bottom and there is a safety barrier to stop any rocks that might try and get onto the road. This is the section where, until recently a footbridge stood. If you look carefully you can still see the foundations.

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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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