Just on time

It’s been 10 Days since we announced the experiment was stopped few days before what we scheduled. Since this date, all the material have been bring back in land (the last buoys just arrived this afternoon). And it was just on time because the passengers ferry season has started. And when one of this big floating building enter the Bay, this one seems to be very tiny. We experienced at the beginning of the experiment how it is to work on mesocosms with a ferry next to us and didn’t really liked it…

The remaining buoys near one of the first passenger ferry of the season!

The remaining buoys near one of the first passenger ferry of the season!

So, in 10 Days the local team did a huge work of destruction and carrying the material to their place. Like for the instalation it has been a bit challenging as our marine station is in very old buildings with stairs, doors and no lift… Here are some of the pictures of the destruction activity:

The first thing we receive in land are the roofs on which only the plastic cover is removed

The first thing we receive in land are the roofs on which only the plastic cover is removed

Then we have to remove all the rings from the plastic cover...all the material which can be re-used has to be taken!

Then we have to remove all the rings from the plastic cover…all the material which can be re-used has to be taken!

And in between 2 activities Justine and Laure create the new fashion collection of the OOV...

And in between 2 activities Justine and Laure create the new fashion collection of the OOV…

After that the very dirty, smelly, sticky activity can start: remove the plastic of the bags of the pipe structure....In total 3 very unlpeasant days...

After that the very dirty, smelly, sticky activity can start: remove the plastic of the bags of the pipe structure….In total 3 very unlpeasant days…

 

And don't beleive we had perfect weather condition for this last step: the wind and rain are still here!!

And don’t beleive we had perfect weather condition for this last step: the wind and rain are still here!!

The pontoon full of the drum (upper part): we have to deconstruct one by one after a big cleaning!

The pontoon full of the drum (upper part): we have to deconstruct one by one after a big cleaning!

The start of the stack of  smelly non-reusable plastic bags...

The start of the stack of smelly non-reusable plastic bags…