What a tangle!But this is a natural tangle and in it's way beautiful - at least I think so.Today's works on site were a bit of a tangle until we got our rhythm and tangoed masterfully - a white lie!
We had Ned and his crew with tractor,trailer,chainsaw and hydraulic drive,fence posts a plenty and know-how.
John set to with the chain saw on the old timber fence at the Trailhead
and in no time had twenty or so decent lengths assembled with one nail protruding which it was my task to make safe,Next up came the posts with a little help from Michael with his tractor and chain put to good use.Joe then ensured we carefully stored the timbers for later removal to safe storage - a work completed before we finished just before five oclock.
Simon arrived with his team to cut up the fallen trees and so clear the pathways for walkers.Was time for elevenses in no time and the tea,wagon wheels,mandarins worked wonders and restored energy to weary limbs.In quick succession followed the levelling of the ground by way of preparation for setting out the line for the posts,the marking of where the holes were to go,the digging of the holes,setting the posts in the holes followed by the pounding of the posts into position while Joe and I did the necessary road work controlling traffic with many waves of our hands.Was time for lunch which was a jolly affair and sated with sambos,tea,some fruit and chocolate we set to once again to have all the posts set firmly before we closed - thanks to all for a mighty effort which we will conclude tomorrow - we hope!
We would ask all of our regular walkers to avoid using the Trailhead again tomorrow,Wednesday as the works remain to be completed.Thanks to all the drivers and commuters for their civility and their forbearance re the 'traffic wardens'!
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