My friend Eric is working on
the Skytrain the Canada Line tunnels that are slowly threading their way under our city. Yesterday he wrote about breaking through to Robson Station:
It was pretty cool to experience the cutting head break through. I was expecting a much more gentle crumbling of the earth than the explosive display I witnessed. In fact, there was so much force that much of the rock, concrete, sludge and water sprayed 100 feet right towards us. I was standing about 150 feet back and got a little spray on my helmet.
He also included this cool photo:
I’ve also been meaning to congratulate my friend Lesley (Eric’s wife and the editor of our ebook) on winning the 12th annual Vancouver Courier Fiction contest. She’s a terrific writer, and she should blog more often. The link to the story is currently missing from Canada.com–somebody from the Courier should get that fixed.