Building the new pontoon.

Many years ago the Friends put some pontoons at the far end of the lake, near the Nature reserve. The pontoons provide safe places for the birds to sleep and nest.
Over the years the wood rotted and the pontoons needed drastic work doing to them.
A close inspection showed that one could be repaired but the other needed to be replaced.
In 2011 the Friends had a working week- end and built a new pontoon to replace the oldest one. We also repaired the better of the two pontoons.
These photos show the weekend activity. It was good fun and we all enjoyed ourselves.

Moving the pontoon into place.

The Rangers arrived with their boat and the hardy sailors towed the new pontoon into place.