Monday, 16 March 2009

A Wall Not Far From Rock Walk.

This is part of the sea wall over looking Livermead Beach. If you look carefully you will notice that the two large lumps of rock are coming loose. You can also notice there is plant life growing out of the gap between these two large lumps of rock forcing the rocks to move ever so slightly.

The rest of the wall for hundreds of metres in both directions does not have plant life growing in the gaps and the rest of the wall doesn't have lumps of rock coming loose. Plant roots might not look all that strong but the do have the effect you can see above. Imagine what effect tree roots would have on this wall. Imagine what effect the tree roots were having on Rock Walk.

Which basically was why the trees had to go.

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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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