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The seawater must be channeled, pushed and cajoled into soaking the rights spots.

...and then the scrapers move in, like giant tricerotops dinosaurs, dragging each other through the sand filling their bellies and dumping on the castle mound, packing the dumped sand as they move across.

After a week of scraping and dumping wet sand, grading it for evenness, the center section of the mound had built to about 6 feet.
The sand gets deep and soft and the beasts, weighing 247,000 pounds loaded sometimes sink. Fellow thunder machines push and pull to get one loose.
Frank strategizes...

...and Jose just keeps
driving and smiling.

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