Gordon and pontoon (3)

GORDON HAS BEEN HARD AT WORK.

Tired of the pontoon being referred to as a white elphant he has given it a make-over and  added a prow  to give it a hydro-dynamic shape worthy of a Leander class Americas Cup trimaran. Here is seen above banding the prow to the super structure. No, I don’t know what that means but he spent most of Monday afternoon doing it so we are very grateful.

Work Party 27.1 (4)

A BOAT FOR ALL SEASONS

And mighty fine it looked in the water. Well, all right, it doesn’t but it is a great rubbish carrier and Gordon has detected an increase in speed from 2 kph to 4 knots.

Work Party 27.1 (10)

Paula, Karen and Jeremy, shovels at the ready, await the pontoon. Karen has just joined  us having returned to Swansea after twenty years in Ireland. We are very pleased to have her helping us.

Work Party 27.1 (12)LOADING UP

Gordon has long been a practioner of the one-handed loading technique and here he gives a master class in the art. Seeing him at his best I am sometimes reminded of  that great Spurs goalkeeper, Pat Jennings,as he rose majestically to take a wicked cross with one hand.

 

Work Party 27.1 (28) UNLOADING

At base camp John, Andy, and Gareth remove the heap while Anna sniffs out all the discarded green doggie bags quietly festering away.

 

Work party 20.1 (4)

CLYDACH SECTION: THE LAST SHIPMENT

As the volunteers homeward plod their weary way, the last great heap of  rotting rubbish is towed to its  composting destination.  The electric engine has now really come into its own as there are no longer huge strands of Canadian pond weed to foul it. Clydach Lock to Clydach Aqueduct is open to traffic……