|The log boom before.|
Our most recent improvement project was to add more logs to the protective log boom on the south side of our cabin. This boom protects us from wind waves and wakes from passing boats.
Swells break on their outer surface, calming the water that enters the area next to our cabin.
|Moving the logs with our tin boat.|
But this fall, we added two complete rows. Now we have a substantial barrier to make our floating home safer.
A local logging company was selling old boom logs that had been used to corral and move logs on the ocean.
|John poling the logs into place on the boom.|
When they were no longer useful for that purpose, the retired logs were dragged up on shore where they dried out and became more buoyant.
|Wayne and John chaining the logs together.|
Our good friend John helped us with the installation.
Each log was towed into place and attached with chain to the neighbouring log. The result was a boom of logs linked together both lengthwise and crosswise. That way they float as a unified group.
|John and Mike secure the anchor to the boom with heavy rope.|
|The log boom after, more substantial and safer.|