Sure enough it was and, after having asked what they were going to do with the branches, we had good news that we could take as much as we liked. They even cut them up into manageable 2ft lengths. So giving them another 20 minutes to finish, we then pulled pins and took the boat to where they had been stacked. As you can see in the picture they were in the process of clearing up when we arrived.
Chatting to the chap on the wall he told us why the trees had to come down. The local youths used the trees as a ladder to climb onto the factory unit roof and after being robbed three times in one week said enough was enough and commisioned the tree gang to cut them down. Great news for us. After loading one side we traveled the short distance to the Icknield Port loop to wind and load the other side.
|They cut every branch into manageable sizes for us|
|One side loaded. now to wind to load the other side.|
By now it was starting to get dark. With the second side loaded we returned to our mooring. The boat felt a bit unstable on the way back so Ian may have to rearrange the wood to make it more stable
|Moon rise. By now it was about 6.30pm|
|This morning one can see how loaded our roof is.|
|Should last us a while!!|