Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Playing Catch Up

More chasing my tail over the last weeks. Visited the chandlers to pick up a few bits and pieces as recommended by Chris the boat examiner but most of the time after that has been taken up by the preparation for the WRG work party ant Cotgrave on the Grantham Canal.
The site was to be accessed over a wide ditch and it was decided to make the farmers bridge a bit more secure than it was.
Should have taken some before pics.
Got an invite to attend a CaRT volunteer meeting at Newark as part of the GCS contingent. Found it to be very enlightening with volunteer lock keepers,  towpath wardens and the like attending. The whole mood seemed to be very positive and up beat which I found to be most encouraging.
Back to the Grantham Canal and the WRG week-end.
Did us proud they did, as always.
Shifted quite a few self seeded willows. Thought I had taken a panoramic shot but cocked it up as usualJ.
The following Monday a few of the GCS mob led by Ian were tidying away the tools used and taking Wayne from CaRT who had organised the volunteer meeting out on Three Shires to show what we would like to take on in future.
Since then it has just been a case of being overwhelmed by a case of the dreaded winter barking disease, but hopefully I’m through it now just in time for Christmas.
So Merry Christmas everybody.

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