Thanks Bikurgurl. Memories of home for me here.
The experts wouldn’t listen.
Too intent on making a quick buck, they refused to accept how a new marina would affect the lives of the fishermen here.
It had happened elsewhere, concrete blocks diverting the natural tides, stripping the oyster beds and moving any underlying sand to create silt blockages which would stop the fish from spawning.
The villagers had failed in their petition against the development.
New apartment blocks would follow, and their quiet picturesque harbour would fall victim to bright lights, clubs and bars, pushing out the families that had lived there for generations.
‘Progress’ was a killer.