Last edited by basil; 05-02-2014 at 14:21.
Just been watching it on the BBC news.
It always amazes me that nature can have such a destructive power!
I wouldn't fancy a walk from Dawlish Warren to Dawlish today would you Basil?
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I was at Teignmouth at high tide this AM. certainly wouldn't like to take a stroll out to Sprey Point!
What amazes me is this stretch must have been battered for years and I can only assume would have been subjected to regular checks for erosion etc. in view of the recent weather and it's predictions then why was something not put in place before hand to offer some protection? It seems that in this country we are always picking up the pieces, spending a fortune on repairs then doing nothing to prevent it happening again
spent many hours pointing and replacing stone that got washed out that wall when work was slow on other sites they would send us to point the wall like penal servitude
Wingy has a good point it is always reactive rather than pro active maintenance in this country. Seafront along west hoe has been eroding for years and fell into such a state and then cost a fortune to repair, keeping on top of it would have prevented that. Always trying to save ££ thats the problem.
No stopping nature,this was what happened to one of my fishing stores this morning just one rouge wave was all it took.
Best bit is I've got £12,000 worth of engine sat in there with all the rocker gear off and I don't think it will be covered by insurance and couldn't get it out as the wall is on the verge of collapse the only thing holding it up is the door frames,it will be full of salt water now, ohh happy days!