Friday, 10 January 2014

Storm damage - a second look

My post earlier in the week indicated that Aberdaron had escaped extensive storm damage. However, now that calmer weather is with us (temporarily) I have had a chance to take a closer look, and we may not have been so lucky. I guess a lot of communities along the Welsh coast are having the same experience and wondering where all the money is going to come from to fix things.
This was an access to the beach. It had been undermined in recent years, but is now beyond repair.

The storm flipped over the concrete section nearest the sea.
This is the area of the new powerboat access to the sea. The slight shelf on which the timber boarding had been laid in the summer months has now disappeared. 

Another foot or so has been taken off the receding cliff.

This doesn't look much of a crack in the promenade, but it wasn't there before, and will have to be fixed, or the whole Queen's area will be in danger.

This wall was completely demolished.

Aberdaron is known for its many benches. Most of the timber ones given by visiting families in memory of loved ones have been smashed up, and most of the concrete ones have been knocked over.

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