Floating digger on fresh marsh

After a long wait, Year 2 of the Coastal Project started in earnest today.

The floating excavator rumbled into life this morning and headed out through the reedbed onto the fresh marsh. I must admit, it was a slightly surreal sight sat in the hide watching a 30 tonne machine crossing the lagoon and barely making a mark! The diggers first job is to cut all the reeds alongside the main path and on the islands to allow the bomb disposal team to clear them. They will then be able to lower the island and remove the encroaching reed.

 

As I am sure you can imagine, there were two big boys very excited by a big digger!