Friday, February 17, 2006

1.1 million cubic metres of sand anyone?

Sand castles anyone?The beaches at Bournemouth, Poole and Studland are being replenished by a huge operation pumping sand from the bottom of the sea up onto the shore. The effect is stunning, with the distance from the promenade to the water doubling in some places.
In this photo looking back inshore, you can even see that the end of the old groyne, marked by the upturned red bucket shape on the post which used to be out in the sea, is now just sticking out of the middle of the beach. Bizarre.
Stay tuned to progress in the daily diary.

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