CROWS NEST OBSERVATORY
+174° 45´ 54.9" E -41° 14´ 54.5" S 200 m above sea-level UT + 12 hours
The site before commencement of construction. On two sides Agapanthus
plants intruded into the area. Agapanthus has the nasty habit to build very hard and solid root systems.
It took the combined efforts of three people to remove the persistent plants.
More of the same for the purpose of acknowledging yet another hard worker.
The site half-way through the Agapanthus removal.
The cleared site. In the background is the summit of the Crows Nest.
The Cabbage Tree stays!
Digging holes for the posts supporting the roll-off roof rails.
The completed base for the shed floor, looking West.
The completed base for the shed floor, looking North.
The completed base for the shed floor and the support posts for the roll-off roof rails, looking East.
The happy excavator (Roland standing in the hole of the pier foundation).
The pier hole (left) and another look North past the support posts.
Concreting the pier foundation.
Contructing the flooring and building.
The roof rolls off! The CNO overlooking Wellington to the South.
Weather-proofing the roll-off roof.
The images below show the roll-off mechanism: heavy-duty rubber castors running in an aluminium channel.
Note the opening at the end of the channel allowing rain water to flow out of the channel.
Status as at: 2007-03-04
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