The work continues………..

There was quite a bit of activity in the other basin last week as the towering menace of the big crane hoisted the concrete floats out of the water.
It didn’t last.
For reasons unknown, the crane fell silent on day two, and nothing else happened.
The dismantled pontoons lined two sides of the marina providing training dive platforms for the ducks, their quacking excitement at having all this space to play in echoed around the marina in the early evening as night began to fall.
24-jan-2 24-jan jan-24-3 jan-24-4The above photos were taken a week ago (24th Jan)

As a major safety issue, the gantry from the car park down to the basin was removed last week. The guys in their little boat were working yesterday, so I shall be out armed with my camera later.
Seems the crane has had a stern talking too (read filled with fuel) as it pecked away at the floats to make room for the next pushed delivery of pontoon carcasses.
Like an obtuse kind of domino rally, no more could be dismantled until there was a space to put them, there was no space as those already there couldn’t be moved to the lifting area, they had no machinery to lift anything out of the lifting area to make room for the next load, so everything came to a standstill.

February tomorrow. The season draws near……………………

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About pensitivity101

Retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination, loves to cook, favourite food everything especially chocolate and jelly babies. Best friends are Hubby and Dog, Bro, MSM and our Dominoes Friend aka MOH (and his dog). Also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours but times change and we are once again house hunting.
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14 Responses to The work continues………..

  1. sudershana says:

    Beautiful images!✌👍

  2. Sure sounds like it wasn’t well planned.

    • We think so too. I suppose you could argue that when they said end of February early March they didn’t stress which year, but this has got to be one of the worst development plans I’ve ever come across (used to work for a building company) . We are dreading should they ever start on the shower blocks as the guys and gals have got to share! YIKES!!!

      • Perhaps they will bring in a large crew do to a lot of work at once. You can always hope.

      • Highly doubtful I’m afraid. We have three weeks of high density piling work to look forward to once the metal poles are out of the way. They might surprise us I suppose………….. did you see it? That flying pig that just went by 😦

  3. Heartafire says:

    Wonderful photographs!

  4. I love watching construction projects. It is also nice to see it isn’t just our American construction workers who, seemingly inexplicably, stop working on a project.

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