Friday, 14 July 2006

Sand at St Clair back in the 90's !!!



Was going through one of my favourite books today,
St Clair - A Residents History by Barbara Newton.
. just an amazing book outlining the settlement of the St Clair area, lots of old pics, history, culture, business, personalities. highly recommend getting a copy, I think they sell them at the St Clair four square Forbury Rd, well thats where I got this one last year. And its not a commissioned plug for the author, just a need to honour the source.. because I have scanned the pic above from it for my blog post today to show the massive difference in sand/sea/levels.. also the old sea wall.. just imagine getting a 4x4 with a trailer down that end of the beach now!!!

8 comments:

jono said...

yeah thats when it was good, before they threw boulders all over the place and went for aesthetic appeal over functionality - ie, the set of stairs which is just visible in that shot going straight out, from memory, the beach almost always had that much sand, until they put those boulders and seawall in

Anonymous said...

So, whatta the chances the council will see the light and try to seriously fix (undo) the damage instead of making these bandaid attempts that just cost money and f-out on the next full moon?!!

jono said...

I'd say about the same as the chances of the chinese garden being canned, ie very little

Nic on 15 July, 2006 10:24 said...

I remember as a kid it used to be a hike down to the waterline that end of the beach.. we were there nearly every weekend. and me and my brothers used to jump off the sea wall at the end onto the sand, and it wasn't that far to jump. The sand all along the beach there seldom got a washout by the ocean I remember the sand being 'dirty' under the wall. But they actually moved the new seawall abut 20 feet towards the sea at that end.

Anonymous said...

Haven't noticed any "Local Govt Officials" sipping their latte's at the beach this week!!! Fulton Hogan might as well shift the containers as they aren't going to be able to fix the first F-up due to the swells and the moon changes anyway!
The only entertaining feature this debarcle has about it is watching tourists get soaked while trying to film it! LOL. Oh and with all the violent freaky movements it's been causing, I think i'm cured of my fear of earthquakes!!!

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Anonymous said...

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Nic on 19 July, 2006 08:52 said...

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