Today Hubby and I pulled up a bench and watched the guys working in the other basin.
I have always been fascinated by heavy hydraulics, and watching this crew at work was well worth getting chilled to the bone and a sore backside.
My Nikon camera has a video on it, but because we had a chip problem with the existing 16gb, I only had limited memory of 2gb, so had to be pretty sparing and selective with my shots, especially as I had other stuff on it that I hadn’t downloaded yet.
I got loads of stills though.
The way the crane buckets were used to nudge things into position reminded me of new mothers with foals encouraging them to stand. The skill was phenomenal, and the team good-natured in not minding us as an attentive audience (doughnuts will be delivered to them tomorrow).
This beast weighs in at over 35 tons.
Tomorrow the piling begins, which will take about four weeks. Gonna be a bit noisy!