Posts Tagged ‘beach’

nieve en los castillos en la arena

February 24, 2016
nieve en los castillos en la arena

nieve en los castillos en la arena

The castle sand sculpture, representing a small Medieval central European town, was destroyed on St Valentine´s Day. Slowly, slowly, a labour of love, it has been reconstructed.

Now the final touch, snow.

la reconstrucción de castillos en la arena

February 21, 2016
reconstrucción

reconstrucción

Day 7

Last weekend, the castles in the sand on the beach at Playa Jardín were found to be destroyed.

Today, marks Day 7 of their reconstruction.

I thought maybe with three days of heavy rain taking its toll, reconstruction would probably have to begin again, but no, most has been salvaged.

The reconstruction will be documented day by day.

la reconstrucción de castillos en la arena

February 19, 2016
two days of heavy rain taking its toll

two days of heavy rain taking its toll

Day 5

Last weekend, the castles in the sand on the beach at Playa Jardín were found to be destroyed.

Today, marks day 5 of their reconstruction, or would have but for heavy  rain all day.

The rain is now taking its toll, and reconstruction will probably have to begin again. .

The reconstruction will be documented day by day.

la reconstrucción de castillos en la arena

February 18, 2016
slight rain damage

slight rain damage

Day 4

At the weekend, the castles in the sand on the beach at Playa Jardín were found to be destroyed.

Today, marks day 4 of their reconstruction, or would have but for heavy torrentail rain all day.

Fortunately the rain has not washed away.

The reconstruction will be documented day by day.

Re-engineering the beach at Crystal Springs

May 28, 2015
re-engineered beach at Crystal Springs

re-engineered beach at Crystal Springs

The beach at Crystal Springs has been re-engineered.

You cannot re-engineer beaches.

You may think you can, but you cannot.

Beaches are a complex interaction of coastal erosion, wind, tides and currents.

Re-engineering a beach in one location, has unforeseen consequences elsewhere on a coast.

The spoil from the re-engineered beach has been dumped at the side of the Pernera-Paralimni road, where it is an eyesore and environmental hazard, with dust blowing everywhere in the wind.

Chess on the beach

May 27, 2010
chess on the beach

chess on the beach

Surreal!