With the hydraulic power pack having broken down three times, a different
machine is to be brought down from Wales.
It is hoped that the replacement will arrive tomorrow, 12th March. There
will also need to be a repacement drilling rig which should also arrive
on 12th. It is hoped that progress can be made with putting the steel
mesh in place, against the cliff face, while the replacement machines
are on their way.
The Cormac team of Josh and Dave worked today preparing the cliff face
to receive the mesh. They also improved the access for the telehandler,
which carries the drilling rig.
The hydraulic power pack which powers the drilling rig has broken
down, and is being repaired or replaced. It is unlikely that any more
drilling will take place today.
By 3pm twenty soil nails had been fixed into the cliff. The nails are
6 metres long and a cement slurry is forced through the nail, to take
up any voids, and hold the nail in place.
The team of four are from Wales, Alex, Craig, Anthony and Hyden. They
work for Quantum Geotechnical, based in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire.
Cormac also has two employees on site, Josh and Dave who are liaising
with the Welsh drilling team.
Derrick with its new extension arm
To the left is a photo of the new, longer arm which should
help local fishermen to load into, or lift from the centre of their
boats. The extra metre in length was found to be needed. Raymond Benny
has dug out the channel into the harbour - a job he does each year to
allow better access.
To the right is a photo of the steps down to the beach, rather
damaged by the storms. The coastal footpath has been re-routed and now
goes a few metres inland of the original path, for perhaps a hundred
Steps down to the Meers Beach
A flock of six Manx
sheep are touring
Coverack. If you see them, please
inform Peter Wood (280926), who will
phone the owner to try to catch them.
Chloe Marsland opens today for her first season
in charge at the Harbour Lights Restaurant.
Elizabeth tells me that she will be opening from the middle of March
for her pasties and home made cakes. From 10am daily except Sundays
Brenda's Shop had
a busy morning and from Monday hopes to supply the workers repairing
the sea wall, as well as from visitors coming to see what is happening.
Sand in the harbour,
and beyond is
the crude oil tanker Astra. She left
Milford Haven last Wednesday 26th
and Falmouth is her destination.
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Storm Damage 2014
Trawler on Rocks
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Visitors can park
at the North Corner car
stroll through the village
to see the repair work being done
to the damaged sea wall
The new month began with a lively birthday
party, held in the Paris on Saturday evening.
Then the next day the Paris was full catering
for a group celebrating a 70th birthday,
as well as the normal carvery.