36 hours of near torrential rain, last week, with a few more wet days thrown in for good measure, has resulted in Cormorant lake (north) filling up and the going on the land mass soft to boggy.
The south vehicle track is, once again, littered with deep puddles, accompanied by gooey, sticky mud. Not fun for lorries to drive down. Even less fun is the land mass vehicle track which, despite being chalk, compacted down really hard two weeks ago, is now so soft it is being churned up by lorries. They are gouging out deep, long troughs.
Inert had made a flying start on filling in Cormorant lake (north), this time on its east side. They had filled in the drainage ditch, exiting Cormorant lake (north) to create a land bridge. All was going swimmingly well until the deluge. With no means of exiting, water soon filled up Cormorant lake (north). Inert suspended its infill, and dug out the carefully constructed land bridge to form a drainage ditch. Sigh.
They did, at some point, build some spoil heaps, along the north east side of the infill of Cormorant lake (south), that resembled long barrows.
With rain stopping play on the infill, Inert resorted to plan B and continued adding stuff to the pump station spoil heap. Both bulldozer and digger were working on it on Wednesday, along with the now, familiar, lorry jam, as they queued to get across the bailey bridge.
Strangely, the pump was not working. It has rather a lot to drain.
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