The chance meeting last week with ex-NWT legend Ian Douglas resulted in an invitation to join a celebrity island building team on Saturday morning at Druridge Pool. The last island had lasted the best part of 25 years but has now seen better days, half of it ripped from it's moorings and washed up on the south shore.
So after 6cm of overnight snow I slid to a halt on the Druridge road a little before Alex Lister of NWT arrived to cast an eye over the plans and ages before the 'celebs' turned up.
Inclined Edges for Easier Duck Access
After a little delay over the anchors, involving some blocked up breeze blocks and a slippy baffle bank the team cracked on. The red carpet laid out for the celebs came in handy as a wick and the first sods were laid
With the 'seaward' side sodded up it was time to launch and check the floatability before we got too heavy so on came the waders, the only ones we saw all morning, a little heave ho and she floats.