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.
The 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……………………