This section covers, as usual, the northern part of the site.
I have been waking up early (about 6:00am) all this week. Every morning has been lovely and clear. Come Saturday morning it was foggy. Seriously! It did exactly the same thing last week. And I needed to have clear weather to photograph the demise of the western North embankment.
As was reported earlier this week, the western North has been completely flattened. This includes the rather strange crater that Inert dug. The long line of soil piles have also been removed and the area mostly capped with topsoil.
I say mostly capped with topsoil as the area on the west and south west of the ridge is a large shallow depression that has flooded. I decided to avoid this flooded area as ground conditions, after almost a week of fairly serious rain, were very soft. Instead, I clambered up the west side of the ridge, and then clambered down its east side, thus avoiding any sinking unpleasantness.
Moving over to the Higher reed bed. I saw a digger working around this bed on Wednesday, but couldn't determine what it was doing. My Saturday visit was even less illuminating.
A pile of stuff has appeared on the north west corner of the Higher reed bed, but I can't work out if it was dug out by the digger or dropped by a heavy earth mover. I suspect the former rather than the latter.
Some fettling of the south shore of the bed appears to have occurred, and possibly some dredging along the south east of the bed. Though exactly what or why, I can't determine.
Part of the main vehicle track onto the site was flooded. It was a land bridge, which was sensible. At least no tipper or grab loaders are traversing the site. I, however, had to be awfully wary as I worked my way gingerly along the flooded portions of the track.
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