Friday, 10 July 2009

Mud,mud,glorious mud.

Looking out the bedroom window this morning I see the 'Cherry Sand' hard at work clearing mud from the old trawler basin.The sand and mud removed is deposited inside the vessel which then takes it out to sea.The operation is performed on a regular basis to keep the channels and basins clear and provide a safe depth of water.The skill of the helmsman and the grab operators operating the vessel in tight spaces is remarkable.I often watch to see if anything exciting is dredged up,so far other than the odd tyre or bit of chain,nothing.
The dredging keeps the area deep enough for yachts and sea going vessels,pontoon for smaller boats berths are provided to an area to the left of this picture.

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