Digging the Castle Island Beach

Beach Building BeginsWednesday was Bunker Hill Day, and so Boston Public Schools were closed. A bunch of us went to Castle Island in South Boston.

Some of the kids decided to build a seawater “bath.” Maddie (my 5yo daughter) was one of the kids on the project from start to finish. The photo shows the start. The finish would have come more quickly were it not for the following cycle:

  1. Let’s make a river from the sea to the bath.
  2. But water flows downhill [i.e. from bath to sea, rather than vice versa].
  3. Build a damn [to stop the water flowing out of the bath and into the sea].
  4. Once the damn was established, it was back to step 1.

I’m glad that real construction projects in Boston are better-managed…