We could have had a holiday in Australia today.
You see that light blue cable over the top of the culvert pipe...
Thats a fibre optic phone/data line.
One false move with the digger, a shovel or even a sharp rock, and the boss said we better start swimming.
Thats why there is a couple of marker posts taped around it.
The bank had collapsed here exposing the cable. We put another pipe in and backfilled the trench.
The Stock Exchange didn't crash, and the Eftpos machines were going on the way home, so no chilly swim.
Just as well ... though I can swim like a fish...
I lie on the bottom and look up ....