With Brexit negotiations stalled, the electoral colleges to finish their certification on Tuesday, the only brightness is the news that the Pizer covid-19 vaccine will be dished out, allegedly, starting this Tuesday. That remains to be seen, given this government's track record of promising much but delivering little, and cocking things up along the way.
I did not make a mid-week site visit. Too busy. Therefore did not see where the theatre of operations were. I almost didn't visit on Sunday, as it was very foggy where I live. Still, I gave it a go and was mildly surprised to see virtually no fog on Manor farm.
I elected to storm around the south footpath, to get to my mighty mound and the reversing track. I didn't fancy fighting my way through wellington deep mud. As it was it was quite tricky getting on to the south vehicle track, due to deep mud the consistency of porridge bordering the edges of the track.
Inert appear to have dumped a whole load of stuff at the north end of the reversing track on the land mass. I can't work out how much stuff has been bulldozed, if any. I think it has, but due to a deluge on Thursday and high lake levels, I did not venture onto the very soft, very muddy land mass. I stuck to the vehicle tracks.
On my way back to the south footpath, I glanced east and noticed that there were piles of spoil around the pump station. Once again, I eschewed walking along the mud sodden south vehicle track, instead got back onto the south footpath and walked down it to the bailey bridge.
Sure enough, Inert have been working around the pump station, dumping loads of stuff and bulldozing it around. I have no idea when this took place as I have remiss of visiting this area of late. I can say that this is a very recent occurrence.
Oh, the pump was off. Seems off more than on, these days. Spectacularly high water levels as a result, and amazingly boggy ground.
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