Monday, 2 March 2009

New land, new road, new views

I was surprised and delighted to find a new road behind the power station and fuel farm....

.. past the bus depot, it just goes on and on and on....

(note the smoke drifting over the south-east of the island as usual - great place for an incinerator?!)

.. around the corner of the sea wall from the previous land reclamation phase (white paint here was a marker for seafarers).


.. and all the way to a the latest tip site (about here on the map). Not a great deal left to fill in, is there?

Closer, the back of the 'fuel arm' that used to be open to the public but anglers were using naked flame lamps a bit too close to fuel pipelines - so they fenced it off.

.. closer... Elizabeth Castle.

The real joy was discovering new views of the coast from Havre des Pas to Green Island (more tomorrow)... there really ought to be more public access to enjoy this.

There should be a footpath along the top of the rock rubble edges of this new land (add a mile or two to the length of the Around The Island walk, hehe!), with banked earth to screen off the inland industrial views and a line of trees... then... a car park view point with a strip of grassed bank for people to laze upon in the summer. A hundred metres or two of car park with great views, possibly a cafe cabin, I think it would be really popular. Why not? If it's safe enough for people to work here, it must be safe enough for the public. It's our land, we paid for it!


Dottie said...

Looks like a good place for a 'lovers lane' !!

Thanx for some super additions recently :)

crapaudmatic said...

Hmmmm... can't have too much 'hot stuff' by the fuel farm :)

Thanks... plenty more to come!