Phew, what a scorcher! A modest but keen set of volunteers met at Herbert Street bridge in Pontardawe to continue with clearing Canadian pond weed and other vegetation. Isaac honed his fork throwing technique, Mike donned his waders and Alan manned “Nellie”.

 Weed1  Weed3
 Weed9  Boat1
 Boat2  Dave1

Martin, Ronnie and Isaac (he gets everywhere, doesn’t he?) cleared brash that had been cut the two previous weeks.

 Brash3  Brash4

We found a shaded spot for tea. Dai and Aled joined us for a cuppa.


It was so hot that we stopped work after tea, happy in the knowledge that much was achieved despite the tropical heat.