Friday, May 30, 2014
A day at the office
Had to take out the clinic golf cart this morning for fuel, since the 'gas station' is open in Friday from 9-10am once a week. It's worth getting gas whether needed or not.
The pier in the distance is the old/decommissioned fuel pier that had been built during WWII. It was originally designed to have a slight downhill angle to the island so that fuel off loaded from the ships would go 'downhill' towards the two [4.2 million gallon] storage tanks just to the left of the picture. With subsidence, the angle of the pier is now reversed and dips out towards the open water. Between that, the large chunks of concrete that keep falling off and the fuel pipes completely corroded through - it was discontinued for use several years ago.
It looks like there is a monk seal in the shallows just above the back of the cart.