This first week has been solely to do with protecting the block paving along the quayside. Firstly, they lay down sand. Then they create a wooden surface using shuttering plywood. This is then covered over with some type of gravel. It has taken all week to do this. We expect the real work to start in the coming week. Here are some images which show the work and the results.
As you can see, Anglo-Norden have also laid out some of their wood to keep the parking away from the quayside at their end. This means – yes, you have guessed it – Suntis is due. Well, it arrived this afternoon.
Let’s hope that they clear the boat in one day as I am sure that the workmen won’t want Suntis in the way and it is playing merry hell with the parking!
As you can see from the above images, the weather has really perked up and it is starting to feel like summer. For goodness sake, my 89 year old mother-in-law has even spent some of the afternoon sitting out on our balcony and she isn’t one to suffer anything less than a warm day! Yesterday was livened up by the Sea Cadets from their depot just down the quay. They were out in their outboard craft and their rowing boats.
It was still very windy yesterday (it has died down today) as you can see from the surface of the Wet Dock yesterday afternoon. It was really being cut up. This effect is solely due to the wind.