December 28, 2009: threatened Esplanade Avenue apartment building, revealing new loss of land at the top of the bluff.
The crane swings out over the bluff.
It starts its descent.
A bit farther down.
The empty container goes up for another load.
Meanwhile, toward the south of the disappearing Esplanade bluff, the fight goes on to shore up the coast near the Esplanade/Manor Drive intersection.
A longer view toward the south.
Does anyone think that the progress of the mighty Pacific Ocean will be impeded by such pebbles cast into the surf?
PHOTO ESSAY BY LIONEL EMDE, RIPTIDE CORRESPONDENT