At first light this morning the off shore barge was anchored in readiness to receive the Norwegian rocks.
Later in the morning the tug that was to be involved with the landing of the rocks towed a rib closer to the shore and then this in turn brought a couple of operators to meet the team on the shore.
|The tug Handfast towing the rib|
|The rib under its own steam|
|Making for the shore|
At the time this was taking place I was tracking the Rekefjord Stone as she was heading down the coast initially past Ramsgate....
.....and later past Dover, Folkestone and now at 7.45pm past Eastbourne. Expected arrival time at the barge is 11.30 pm
Late afternoon I noticed that the 'heavy brigade' were all lined up ready to go which included a brand new state of the art CAT.
They were soon in action and preparatory work was being carried out realigning some of the existing rocks on the groyne.
|..in late afternoon light.|
Apologies to my 'birder' friends but this activity is creating so much local interest that I believe it must be included in this blog until work is finished by the end of the month.
A Wheatear is still present on the beach despite the men and machinery!