I waited until Sunday to visit Manor farm. Saturday was pretty manky and foggy. Not point in going down. Sunday was still pretty manky, totally gloom with very,very low light conditions.
Also, I hoped Inert would not be working on Sunday.
They weren't! Thus I had unfettered access to walk the site - except for the mud (just short of wellington depth on the tracks) and soft ground.
Firstly, it was obvious the pump was not working. Standing water everywhere. Finch pond reappears. Despite there being a let up in the rain. The soft ground isn't too brilliant for the heavy plant trundling about the place.
Secondly: The scrape appears to be completely buried under about 10' of spoil. I didn't dare try and negotiate the bulldozed soil to get to the scrape. The ground was too soft, and I know from experience that soggy, freshly bulldozed spoil is lethal (i.e.like quicksand) especially when close to lake's shore.
My mid week stomp was also delayed by a day. I popped down Thursday morning, as Wednesday morning was even foggier than Saturday. I spied about three lorries on the site, plus bulldozer. I might have arrived at a tea break.
I guess the infill is slow but steady. Quite a bit of stuff appears to have been brought onto the land mass. Inert appear to be in the building piles all over the place phase: the place looks like No man's land.
After a week or two, I expect the piles of spoil to be levelled, and then gouged out, before more stuff is brought in an built into little hills.
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