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Posts tagged “waves

The tempest is raging


Master, the tempest is raging!
The billows are tossing high!
The sky is o’er shadowed with blackness,
No shelter or help is nigh

Master, with anguish of spirit
I bow in my grief today;
The depths of my sad heart are troubled
Oh, waken and save, I pray!

Torrents of sin and of anguish
Sweep o’er my sinking soul;
And I perish! I perish! dear Master
Oh, hasten, and take control

The Atlantic seaboard,
Cape Town!

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Sea wall to save village from waves


According to the Daily Nation, Ngomeni villagers have joined hands in building a sea wall to protect themselves from strong waves.The work they were contracted to do involves digging trenches and filling them with stones. Over the years, the coastal village, 160 kilometres north of Mombasa town and 20 kilometres from Malindi town, has been battling with the effects of rising sea levels.

The (proudly South African) solution: dolosse
A dolos (plural dolosse) is a concrete block in a complex geometric shape weighing up to 20 tons, used in great numbers to protect harbour walls from the erosive force of ocean waves. They were developed in East London, a port city in South Africa, in 1963 and are found in millions around the world. Is it too hard for the Kenyan government to do this for Ngomeni villagers?!

Dolosse,
Robben Island, Cape Town