Beach Obstacles

When I posted this picture last week on Twitter, I thought the beach equipment was positioned by the Avalon fishing pier as a staging area.

Today, I heard the details.  Turns out, in order to redistribute the sand from the south end of the island to the north end, the large trucks faced a major height obstacle: the fishing pier.

The contractor solved the problem by digging out a section between the pilings, allowing the dump trucks to clear the bottom of the pier.  And because the ocean naturally washes sand back in the hole, the area has to be maintained daily during the beach restoration process.

There are sections of beach closed during this project.  However, you can safely observe from a nearby beach path.  And who doesn’t enjoy watching an over-sized Tonka truck speeding along the water’s edge?!

A short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FALLhMVnvZg&list=UUU6fmwEHluNBeqiKwi4H67g&index=1&feature=plcp

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2 Comments

  1. Kathy
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    I hope you are recording this for Crede!!

  2. Posted February 10, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    I posted a video on You Tube! We said the same thing :)

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