Pump pontoon gone. Eastern North Embankment gone. Main reed bed soil piles gone. Loony Liz still PM. Part 1. 9th October 2022
Unfortunately, Loony Liz is still PM. She's done a U-turn on scrapping highest rate of tax. She might U-turn on capping benefits. She now has an almighty fight on her hands with attempting to scrap environmental controls and laws. I still haven't seen anything from her to stimulate growth.
As for potty Putin, his woes get worse and worse.
Enough of world affairs. Back to important stuff. To my utter astonishment, Inert have flattened what little remained of the eastern North Embankment. There is a tiny, miniscule fragment left of this once mighty edifice. Instead of capping the banking around the main reed bed with the bit that was left on Thursday (as I had surmised), Inert have spread the soil around the western shore of the Higher reed bed, the west side of the banking around the main reed bed, and the north end of the former land bridge. Though I am getting ahead of myself here.
Inert also appear to have flattened some of the east ridge. This structure was never particularly high. It did provide a higher point for me to photo the site, also provided me with entertainment as I tried to walk along it. The whole ridge was covered in thick, tall bracken which was a nightmare to fight through. I would look out for badger and deer trails to follow.
Sad to see the once mighty eastern North Embankment go. Its elevation did give a wonderfully different perspective on the site.
Inert have cleaned up the northwest corner of the Higer reed bed. They had dumped, some weeks ago, some spoil here. Then did nothing with it. Now it is all gone. Unfortunately, I have no idea what Inert did with the stuff.
Oh, one of the more curious actions that Inert or Cemex did was to plant a tree on the curious horseshoe shaped structure that was built near the east end of the western North Embankment. It is really odd to see. I don't know if the tree was purpose grown in a nursery and forms part of a tree planting program or if Inert personnel rescued the tree from the north embankment and decided to plant it.
A polite notice first: All photographs on this blog are owned by me and subject to copyright.