Two men in orange jackets were peering into the sluice. Well we are a nosey group so this had to be explored and they were checking the bridgework over the sluice. I complained about the messy river and they told us that divers were coming and would be informed.
DIVERS - I had visions of fully kitted men with helmets and oxygen on their backs, but we decided to come back later in the walk and see them; so that is what we did.
We passed three Environment Agency vans and one divers van and this is what greeted us.
|How many men does it take to look at a sluice?|
The divers were diving -
|- in hard hats and standing on the bottom!!!!|
But look at the green duckweed - they had opened the gates and the rubbish was clear and all the duckweed was going downstream.
|The 'roaring' River Nene|
Well done to them for clearing it all up and why was all this inspection going on - because Stanwick Lakes want to install a water turbine to generate electricity for the Visitor Centre!!
That same afternoon I had to go to Cambridge to collect my grandchildren from school, but we were doing a detour via The Leys School because the Davis Cup was still on its tour of the UK.
The children were not as excited by it as me but agreed to a photo (no faces because I have learnt how to do this). This is the second time I have seen it and I am still as pleased to see it. It is still touring and on Monday 100+ children turned up to play tennis. It has to be good for the tennis legacy.
I am pleased to say that I have now gained my full 'fairy wings' from Pyjama Fairies so my work is up to standard and I could make up orders if I wanted. However I prefer to make for stock - not so much stress. Hope to make more garments over the weekend and start my Flying Geese Mini Mania - no pressure then.
I shall not be blogging again until after Yarndale which is a week away - so excited and I feel I might be spending money. Yippee for Yarndale.