An excerpt from Wind in the Willows

Nice? It's the ONLY thing, said the Water Rat solemnly, as he leant forward for his stroke. Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING - absolute nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing, he went on dreamily: messing - about - in - boats; messing----'
From 'Wind in the Willows' by Kenneth Grahame.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Basingstoke progress (2)

Well it's taken a few days to get the coffer dam in place but after a bit of a struggle the contractors have now managed to get it in place, drain the lock, rescue the fish and realise that there's a lot of silt in a lock that hasn't been used for about 3 or 4 years.

Progress is being made and we must be grateful for that but it is agonisingly slow.

The coffer dam is first filled with air and then filled with water - it is surprisingly efficient in my view.

The job to re-water Deepcut was stopped on Thursday after a small issue was discovered (not sure what it was).  Repairs to be undertaken on Friday and re-watering to start again on Monday (24-September).

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