Title says it all really. I managed to get to Manor farm on Thursday. It rained all day Wednesday. I spotted one lorry on the land mass when I arrived. I didn't see any other lorry by the time I left 25 minutes later. It could have been tea break, but I am not sure.
Our bulldozer driver was trundling all over the land mass. He had flattened the new mound built last week.
Saturday morning was dull, overcast, but reasonably mild. I got quite a few surprises on my stomp, beginning along the south vehicle path.
Finch pond is now quite drained. This is due to Inter opening up the land bridge, turning it into a drainage channel again. I was thwarted in my efforts to get to the ridge and Cormorant lake (north).
Inert have been working all over the land mass, despite the lack of lorry traffic on Thursday. What they have been up to is a little difficult to discern, especially between the copse and my mighty mound, along the south vehicle track. Lots of dozer and lorry tracks. Lots of churned up ground. Some areas where soil had been dumped. But nothing obvious.
Moving on to the land mass, and walking up to the northern and west shores of Cormorant lake (south), well as close as I dared as the ground was getting quite boggy the close I got to water, it was obvious that Inert have been pushing large quantities of spoil into said lake. However, pace appears to have slowed considerably.
They have also made further onslaughts onto the scrape. It is now over 60% covered. Again, strange decision to build it, infill around it, only to obliterate it.
I didn't walk over to the pump, and so couldn't see if it was working. I did hear it chugging away on Thursday.
Whilst the ground conditions are still quite firm across the land mass, I fear today's downpour, and further rain forecasts for next week, could cause a deterioration in ground conditions, slowing work even further.
Before the slide show. My crude map, updated to show how far the restoration has come. The latest bit is the north east part of the land mass.
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