The 'experts' claim that it is costing us £2million a day in lost revenue in Cornwall. I haven't noticed it in my pocket yet but then I never notice when they say the tourists bring so much money to the people of Cornwall. Never had any money off a tourist yet
If though, they are right, then it wouldn't take long to make it economic to construct a least a protective barrier along the Dawlish sea wall. The meteorologist that gave us a talk recently said they were committed to keeping the rail link open. He also said that they couldn't put an effective rock defence along the sea wall as the beach needed to be preserved
. If there is no sea wall there will be no beach either!
Another solution that will be ignored probably would be to put wave generating machines out in the sea next to the sea wall especially if they use the ones that take the energy out of the waves. Maybe then they could electrify the line as well
Simon the "not at all cross"-kitter.
I'm looking for that decrepit look. What, I just need to look in the mirror?