Shale Point: Seawall Building 120

I cannot provide rain totals for this last storm, as I am not home. I headed to town to ride out this storm, as I had serious deadlines today (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday) and could not afford to get stranded, if the roads closed again. But in all likelihood, based on similar locations, it looks like I will have received over 2 inches in the past 24-hours.

And here is more of the story on the rebuilding of a sea wall…

First, rocks are hauled in by truck (the 8 tons were to be delivered Monday or Tuesday, and craned down — photos up on Thursday) …

But then, of course, they have to be hauled down to where the seawall will be rebuilt … what better than a loader?

… and where Chuck in the excavator is waiting …

“I want those rocks!”

And so, he gets them …

And our local engineer, who has been in charge of most (if not all) these projects down here, and who calls me and so many others after 5 pm to let us know the status of the road and whether it is open or not …

That’s Charlie Hench in the center with the big grin on his face. These guys love this stuff! On the right is Danny Millsap, Supervisor, Willow Springs Station. The third man is also an engineer, but unidentified.

And this?? Some road humor …

2 thoughts on “Shale Point: Seawall Building 120

  1. That’s a nice report Kate , T Y . It raises my curiocity though!

    My sailboat is Net 8 Ton , sooo are each of those large boulders , somewhere around that figure ?

    Could you take a photo of an 8 ton boulder ? Gosh , how do those guys , measure the weight of a boulder ?

    And yes,,,, is there any blasting involved ? If so , what would that be for ?

    Douglas , Singapore

  2. Yes, Douglas and others, I will post the photos of the 8 tonners as soon as I get the photos! These guys run a quarry for rocks, and I am sure they have a way to weigh them, given that they probably charge by weight.

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