Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Boom!

On our recent rainy evening drive down to the lighthouse, we saw that workers have installed some of the boom that will (theoretically) help to contain any oil that may arrive along our coast.

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In the pictures below, all of which were taken in the rain, you can see the lights that help keep boaters away. We are guessing they are solar-powered. Hope they came on later as there was not much direct sun that day.

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Below is the anchor: a large live oak in the yard of the lighthouse. We are hoping the choice of a live oak is a good omen.

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Those familiar with the lighthouse can see just how close the boom is.

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Below are the steps to the keeper’s cottage.

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Now the oil spill is really real.  The precautions have come to our own “backyard.”

It is a good thing that most of the migratory birds and butterflies will not arrive for several weeks. That buys them time for now. With the well cap on, the spewing has finally stopped. We are thankful. Maybe, just maybe, it will be okay here.

1 comment:

wlh said...

Those are great shots.
It is a strange feeling to see the boom in a place that is so dear to us.
Just hope it works.