Our property is situated so that it bears the full force of the sea due to a gap in the reef just to the east of us. When conditions are right (really, when they are wrong!), the waves wash out our beach and eat into the shore. Three years ago, it was so bad that we lost 12 feet overnight and then kept losing more. We hired a company to put in a sea wall for us and backfill with all the sand that had washed out. They did a great job (I will probably blog about it one day), but they underestimated the ferocity the waves can sometimes attain. Right now our project - and we always have a project - is to reinforce the seawall with a slightly new design.
|View from the dock looking north. There are several series of emergency sandbags we had to deploy. The entire top tier of large rocks has fallen into the sea.|
|View from the dock looking south. The erosion is not as bad on this side.|
The giant roll of geotex is 390 feet long, and we needed 165 feet for the north end.
|Giant roll of geotex.|
|Measuring out 165 feet of geotex.|
|Discussing the most efficient way to prep the base layer.|
|Fabric stretched out for the first ~55 feet.|
|The river sand is coarser and a more golden color than the grey sea sand.|
|Those 3 dumptruck loads worth of sand got used up quickly.|
|After - very little sand washed away. Yay!|
|my stoney, but sun-warmed, heart.|