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Collapse of Gun Hill

Mister Editor,

Something that not too many people are noticing, is the fact that massive amounts of Beach sand which has been removed from the DSC_0983aSouth side of Carr’s Bay, has now caused the undermining of the North side of Gunn Hill, and it has now started to Collapse into the Sea, a large chunk of cliff, fell into the water a few weeks ago, NOW a lot more has collapsed overnight, also another area on the other side, of the same cliff has also collapsed and a large cavern has opened up, leading towards those large boulders as seen on the top of Gunn Hill.

About 10 feet has been consumed just over the past two days of rough seas.

Since Gunn Hill was first cut down, slowly bit by bit the ocean waves have been eroding that area, and as the sand is being harvested, it is undermining the shore line, by about some fifty plus feet.

We will have to IMEDIATLY STOP mining sand on that beach, and go elsewhere to get our beach sand.

south view of tip of Gun Hill from

south view of tip of Gun Hill from

I am calling on the Environment Department to investigate this serious erosion of Gunn Hill, and the removal of beach sand there!

Fishermen, love to drive their cars down to the end of the cliff, to have easy access to their vehicle whilst fishing, this can be a serious thing to do now, as a collapse could drop their vehicle or even trap them under or between tons of rock.

I personally used to go there first thing in the morning to catch my sprat bait, or sometimes go fishing there.

I spoke about the first piece of collapse on the radio, and now noticed that someone dumped two loads of gravel and stone on the shoreline access, so no one can drive on that side, of the cliff.

However the other side needs to be blocked too, and some warning signs be erected.

Capt. John

 

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Mister Editor,

Something that not too many people are noticing, is the fact that massive amounts of Beach sand which has been removed from the DSC_0983aSouth side of Carr’s Bay, has now caused the undermining of the North side of Gunn Hill, and it has now started to Collapse into the Sea, a large chunk of cliff, fell into the water a few weeks ago, NOW a lot more has collapsed overnight, also another area on the other side, of the same cliff has also collapsed and a large cavern has opened up, leading towards those large boulders as seen on the top of Gunn Hill.

About 10 feet has been consumed just over the past two days of rough seas.

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Since Gunn Hill was first cut down, slowly bit by bit the ocean waves have been eroding that area, and as the sand is being harvested, it is undermining the shore line, by about some fifty plus feet.

We will have to IMEDIATLY STOP mining sand on that beach, and go elsewhere to get our beach sand.

south view of tip of Gun Hill from

south view of tip of Gun Hill from

I am calling on the Environment Department to investigate this serious erosion of Gunn Hill, and the removal of beach sand there!

Fishermen, love to drive their cars down to the end of the cliff, to have easy access to their vehicle whilst fishing, this can be a serious thing to do now, as a collapse could drop their vehicle or even trap them under or between tons of rock.

I personally used to go there first thing in the morning to catch my sprat bait, or sometimes go fishing there.

I spoke about the first piece of collapse on the radio, and now noticed that someone dumped two loads of gravel and stone on the shoreline access, so no one can drive on that side, of the cliff.

However the other side needs to be blocked too, and some warning signs be erected.

Capt. John