Senses and Perception and Watching History

Clouds move quickly and change shape within seconds.

Wednesday they were the constant as we stood under the bridge near the Rockland shoreline, watching the first beams slowly move from barge to mid-air to placement on two piers.

Culmination of seven-hour process: three beams lowered onto piers near Rockland/NYSTA

Culmination of seven-hour process: three beams lowered onto piers near Rockland/NYSTA

You could tell there was movement by the distance between the girder and barge, after which the barge was removed from the area. It was a slow process, and in the meantime, other activity caught my attention.

To the left of the main attraction was the beginning of a pier:

Cement is poured into formwork, which cures and is then removed/© Janie Rosman 2015

Cement is poured into formwork, which cures and is then removed/© Janie Rosman 2015

Since the Thruway curves north the pier tops angle that way to accommodate this with a difference of six feet between the highest and lowest. The dimensions were deceiving from where we stood; it was easier to perceive height once crews were standing on top of the pier.

Appearances were deceiving though we weren’t standing far away/© Janie Rosman 2015

Appearances were deceiving though we weren’t standing far away/© Janie Rosman 2015

The whoosh of vehicles was undeniably loud, and when I closed my eyes it almost sounded like waves against the beach. Wishful thinking.

I opened them and turned south to see two orange kayaks within the Safey Zone and the Coast Guard’s Regulated Navigation Area directed away by a construction boat. Boater safety rules are strictly enforced.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

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