Sunday, June 29, 2008
yeasterday it was nice and sunny. we got most of the road fillings done, but got a minor problem.
the bulldozer ran out of fuel, and the tank is 507 litres! UMG. so we had to go to the station and get 2 barrels of fuel and some new batteries. then we had to figure out how to air the engine so that it would start. as if not one problem was enough the starter wasn't eager to start. after a few hours we solved the problem and got the CAT up and running.
today it was raining. we strengthened the dam and moved some more gravel up along the road and collected trash and old barrels in the delta. it had been flushed out in the open by the flooding river.
today we finished the reconstruction of the road. what we need to do in the near future is to rake the road and pack it, then we might have to use the grader on it so smoothen out the surface...
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
the first tourists arrived this season, but the left for the other side of the fjord after an hour...
finally we closed it, but it didn't last...buhu
this is the minor damage of the road! it looks like this 4-5 places. the worst places 30-40 metres of the road has been completelly removed.
yeasterday i made it to Nyhavn, crossing 3 missing parts of the road and only got stuck twice...
then we tried to stop the river from destrouying even more of our road. this went on fine and we directed the river out towards Kongeborgen. we were very happy. 3 hours later the river had cut through our dams and a long days work was flushed out to sea. the hydremas aren't big enough for that type of work.
i saw my first Hummle /Bee, and two of them...
today the weather has been quite warm and sunny.
the first mosquito bit be today, i had hoped to avoid them this year, but i guess with all the snow, eveything is like a swamp which is ideal for the little buggers...grrr
tomorrow we will try to start one of the bulldozers and see if we can repaire the dams and the road...
Monday, June 23, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
this created a lot of dust, which came in everywhere. after a few hours i felt like i had eaten severeal litres of sand and i had to use preassure air got clean my self up.
then it was time to use the packer, it's also dragged by the hydrema. it has it's own engine and vibrates the ground with a preassure of 5 tons. the speed limit is 5 km an hour, so it will be some more days untill everything has been packed...
we also broght the second pipe for the road out to the smashed road.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
today the water in the river, tried to destroy more of our road. thus we had to bring our 2 Hydrema into the river and try to put up a wall in the water. it wasn´t that easy as a bulldozer would have done the job much better. the wall we put up will protect a small part of the road for now, but we just moved the problem further downstream... arg!!!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
I might have wanted some guests to come, since I had way to much food for the two of us...
My "twin" towers. mirror mirro on the wall...
The road to Nyhavn, cut to peaces by the river. at this place it has been cut 3 placesand further out on 2 other places. work work....
today i will relax, work on my presentation and have a coke....
It's raining a bit, +3 and low clouds!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
yeasterday i welded some fuel drums together. the will act as the new tunnel for the water under the broken road, hopefully there will not be any problems with that next year...
for some time now, i have been building a mini-sledge. it's 1 metre long and buil in the scale 1:4. this will be nice to have on my fire place when i get old (er) ;0)
two days ago i dug out parts of the road to Nyhavn. when i started water started to seeve into the channel and thus rising, until i got to a place where the water could run out. it was quite deep for a time, but luckily it didn't drown my machine. i tried to do that later myself as i drove it into the river by accident, but i got it out.
today the river flooded down towards the station and reached the first bridge just after breakfast. hansi and i watched for some time and then we had to dig a channel with showels so that the water wouldn't reach the road. this was not enough so we had to dig another one. this looked like it would take the preasure of the bridge.
on our scootertrip later on, we found out that a major flooding had occured behind the station. this had loosened sometime during the night and had poured huge amounts of water into Noret and splashing snow and ice high up on the river banks and clearing the snow covered surface all the way down to the gravel and sand. the river had broken through the dam at Tunnelelv. thus directing around 50% of the water into Noret instead of nothing! but no worries it looks like we will have no problems with that...
i put out some pictures
Friday, June 6, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
this the second part of the disasterous spring flood of the river.just 30 sek earlier I was standing where the brown water is, with my snow scooter. i got a bad feeling and drove up on the hill and then this huge wall of water, snow and ice came tumbling down the canyon like a tsunami. i could never have escaped this...
i put some more pictures of my tsunami on the picture page. i will try to put some video on u-tube one of the days.
this was pretty crazy and exiting!