Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sand


Naples beaches keep having their sand washed out to sea.
Replenishing the sand is expensive . . . and controversial.

We are now about one third of the way through the current beach renourishment project.  
360,000 tons of sand from an inland pit are being trucked to
Collier County beaches in 18,000 truckloads.

18,000!

23 comments:

Kate said...

Erosion? That's really the pits!

Andy said...

I spent a week in Indian Shores at the Sand Dollar when the army engineers were restoring the beach. We still managed to have fun.

EG CameraGirl said...

I can see why this is controversial since all this sand will also be swept out to sea. But tourism is so important, eh?

Malyss said...

Same problems and same controversial situation here, but not 18 000 truckloads..

Cezar and Léia said...

wow that's a lot of sand!
Léia

Lois Evensen said...

That is expensive sand! I hope it is a revenue producer to cover the cost!

Sharon said...

Holy smokes, that's a lot of sand.

Sylvia K said...

That's amazing and expensive!! Guess my question is, are there any alternatives?? But I'm sure that question has been asked before???

RedPat said...

That seems to be a problem everywhere!

Mersad said...

Unfortunately this is what happens with global climate changing for the worse.

VP said...

Why controversial? It seems a very good idea...

Tanya Breese said...

that's a big job!

Bob Crowe said...

OMG! How much fuel did that consume? How many pounds - or tons - of hydrocarbons into the air? The image is a strong environmental statement.

Michelle said...

That IS a lot of sand.

William Kendall said...

Tourist dollars ends up cancelling out any other concerns, damn the consequences...

A real shame, but not surprising.

Good shot!

Lynette said...

Well, I'm finding it kind of entertaining that those two in the front, much smaller vehicle seem so nonchalant about having that rather large vehicle gaining on them.

Stefan Jansson said...

Wow. I don't think we do that on our beaches.

Taken For Granted said...

That little four-wheeler looks threatened by that giant Volvo haul truck. My son spent a summer driving a haul truck just like that in the Colorado mountains. Your picture makes it look smaller than it really is. That project must create many local jobs.

Kay said...

I can well imagine it's controversial. Phew! 18,000 truckloads isn't a little cakewalk.

gardenbug said...

Literally devastating. We remove a mountain of sand, leaving behind a pit, to build a folly that will be washed away. Nature bats last.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wish I could send you some Jack..we have more than enough :)

jennyfreckles said...

An expensive way to ruin one's camera...

Karl Demetz said...

A lot of sand and a funny photo.