Sunday, April 10, 2005

Uplift at Pulau Tepak in southern Simeulue

RickApril07Tepakuplift, originally uploaded by Birdiez.

The shot was taken at high tide at Pulau Tepak in southern Simeulue. For reference, typical high tides would lap at the foundation of the house at the tree line before March 28. In an area where navigating, dockings, and beach landings were difficult BEFORE the quake, getting a boat close to land with relief and aid materials is nearly impossible now. Moving the boats at night is extremely high risk, so the window of time to get in and help is greatly shortened. Its made the use of smaller boats and local fishermen imperative in order to reach the larger boats and carry in the goods bit by bit.
©2005 Rick Cameron 7 April


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