Well, I finally was able to get in a weekend to go down to Delaware to participate in one of the work days on the Harbor of Refuge light. And when those guys say work day, they mean it!
It was a cold, damp day with a constant threat of rain. Our boat left the launch service at Slaughter Beach around 8AM. The mission of the day was to replace the lower and upper platform decks that were wiped out thanks to Hurricane Isabel and ice from the winter.
This is what things looked like as we arrived:
Our 4 person work crew started off with removing a good lot of wood off of the boat and onto the platform staging area. Let me say, 12 foot sections of pressure treated, and water logged wood are not easy to lift! What a great workout that was!
After things were organized and the first pot of coffee of the day was finished off, we got right to work and spent most of the day replacing the 2 lost platforms so that by the time we left, this is what had appeared...
There might have only been 4 of us out there at the light but we managed to get quite a bit done. Our sore backs and completely worn out looks by the time the boat returned to pick us up late in the afternoon were proof we had been out at the light to work!
While it threatened to rain all day, there were a couple of brief periods when the sun snuck through the clouds. So I took a little walk along the breakwater to take a few photos. Of course by the time I get out along the breakwater, the sun was already hiding behind the clouds again.
A wave caught up with me on this one.
Tired and sore but still happy to be there!
More photos to follow soon!