Bondi Resort Blog

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Boy's Toys

It is said that the difference between the Men and the Boys is the size of their Toys...

So when Brian forwarded these photos, we knew he was just a teeny bit envious...

Our cousin Michael is currently working in Belfast, supervising a dredging/scour protection contract preparing a berth for 2 new ferries on the Belfast to Cairnryan (Scotland) route.

Due to the location and nature of the seabed a large backhoe dredger was used – by large I mean a 25m3 capacity bucket.

Brian put this into context, pointing out that one scoop from the Nordic Giant is equal to one truck from the local gravel pit, fully loaded!

His excavator is just a little smaller than that...

Nevermind. It gets the jobs done, and we have no desire to muck about with the lake by dredging -- that's not a good thing for any environment. Belfast may have to undertake this operation, to keep the shipping lanes open -- after all, Islands need to be able to stay in touch through ferry lanes!

Without that pressing need, we'd rather have fish, and clams in the lake bottom dreaming of glory in the Clam Race, snails and little benthic 'thingy's' all happily contributing to a natural world.

We're happy with smaller toys.  But still, the Bondi Maintenance Dept. being 'boys', after all, there is just that touch of wide-eyed "Wow" when they see the toys Michael is supervising!

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