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    Default Wick Harbour Wall

    some pic's of the river's bulging wall ....








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    good shots kara, i read about it on the front page and thought about a drive through for some pics, looks very close to collapse, maybe the normal tidal flow will send it off if they don't get it shored up tonight!

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    So that's why they shut the road! And there was me grumbling because there was noone working

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    hi Tugmistress
    hope you'r fine
    they were working a digger in the river maybe going to see if the can support the wall b4 it might collapse,??






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    i'm good thanks
    will be interesting to see what they've done tomorrow - hopefully it'll be propped up nicely and the tidal movement wont wipe it all out.
    any chance of updates by pictures tomorrow?

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    yes i will do . im going into wick in the afternoon so will take the cam with me

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    Building the access ramp


    Into the river


    Unloading boulders

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    Great photos - anyone know when the river quay wall was built? Is it about 200 years old?
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    Great photos.

    They don't make harbour walls like they used to.
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    i choost went cross 'e rod an hed a wee deek (in ma jammys)

    'e boys wid do ye proud, workin awie, what a noise tho!! i louped oot ma bied thinkin a buildin hed fallen doon or somethin....wis choost hopin it wisna ma new hoose!!

    e guys are makin a damn or somethin so they can get thur deeger til 'e ither side, where 'e wall is bulgin oot. hope 'e tide is on their side...but i dina think so!
    'e river seems til be fillin up
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    Wall collapsed this morning





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    Thanks for posting such good informative photo's its a shame the wall couldnt be saved.
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    great pictures wicker05

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    Thanks for the update wicker05 yes it's a shame it collapsed but looking at how far it had already gone it is no surprise. It'll be an interesting job restoring that one!

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    Great photos and really interesting to see the foundations of the road after the wall has fallen away.

    Be interesting to see how the wall is built up again and how they make it structurally sound joining the existing wall.

    ATHRoss

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    Tugmistress
    a few more from tonight



















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    Great shots Kara.....I think there will be a lot of mileage in this thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stack Rock View Post
    Great photos - anyone know when the river quay wall was built? Is it about 200 years old?
    according to some records
    the old harbour walls were replaced in around 1870, the stone being used to build many houses around the town.

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    Thanks for such interesting photos. Hope you continue in pictures with this story.
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    i choost went til hev a wee deek an wis speakin til one o' 'e manies....he says its a beeg chob, probly take a few days or more. he says they hev til build 'e beach bit back up.

    at'l be 'e tide on its way back in tho so they'l lekly hev til stop for a while soon.
    as soon as it comes in tho, it'l go straight back oot again an they'l hev half an oer before it starts coming back in again.....ats what we call 'still waters'.

    i think 'ats rite anyway, correct me if am wrong as am really interested
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