Britain’s much-maligned £3 million ($3.95 million) surf reef has hit a new low after a section of it washed ashore during Storm Brian this weekend.
A massive geotextile bag used to create the defunct artificial structure has been found strewn across Southbourne beach in Bournemouth, Dorset.
Yes, I know, different technology and all that. But it doesn’t bode well all the same for those offshore wind farms, the various tidal ducks and all the rest. The ocean is a pretty unforgiving environment.
In fact, as far as I know at least, the only long term structures we’ve ever managed to keep out there are lighthouses and oil rigs……both using up rather a lot of maintenance.