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Saturday, 22 February 2014

Penzace storms - the clean-up begins


While dozens of granite blocks lay on the beach in front of the prom...



work begins to clean up after the storms...



with the warnings on the most severely damaged places...



some of the biggest granite coins ripped during the storms have been lifted onto the prom prior to being replaced - where are the men with the working knowledge of handling huge granite stones like this?...





access denied...



to Bolitho Gardens for the moment...




over in Newlyn the old lugger, Children's Friend after being moved up the harbour...



has sunk in her new berth...



causing a few scratched heads...



taking shape on the ground, the new ice works is being assembled in-situ...



and due for completion in March...



the weather is fine enough for even the small boats to get to sea...



though the big cat makes a return...



showing her extremely sleek hull lines...



before berthing...



ready for the coming season...



there is much work being done by the crabbers to restore their fleets of pots...



while the local bird population keeps a beady eye on things...



as does Tom now behind bars...



many old stones from previous workings have been revealed along the green...



while the armouring at the Tolcarne kept the biggest seas at bay reducing damage...



the path along the front at Newlyn Green looks like being closed for a while...



despite the improving weather...



despite the damage, everywhere else, like the Art Gallery at Newlyn is #openforbusiness as usual...



as is the Little Cafe on the prom...



setting out in a new spot...



the old shelters are a little more draughty than before...



top of the list of jobs is the much needed restoration work on the Jubilee Pool which was badlky damaged in the storms...



as was the harbour wall in Penzance, where the crane driver revealed...



that the biggest stone lifted so far from where it was washed inside the harbour weighed 9.2 tonnes...



heavy work for the dive team...



it'sthattime of year when the Scillonian III gets a refit in Penzance Dry Dock.