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merc

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Re: Fort Borstal Work Day 13/04/14
« Reply #46 on: April 19, 2014, 18:57:45 »
They helped me when I cleared the Bofors gun emplacement too :)

drunkenbaker

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Re: Fort Borstal Work Day 13/04/14
« Reply #45 on: April 19, 2014, 17:58:07 »
Good job, drunkenbaker :)

Thanks, but it wasn't all me, the goats and sheep eat all the green stuff once it is at ground level! They are proving very helpful.

merc

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Re: Fort Borstal Work Day 13/04/14
« Reply #44 on: April 19, 2014, 17:43:25 »
Good job, drunkenbaker :)

drunkenbaker

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Re: Fort Borstal Work Day 13/04/14
« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2014, 17:35:48 »
I've done some more work up there this week. The Gun Emplacement now looks a lot like this:



Concrete that looks like steps have been partially uncovered. Further clearance is needed to confirm this:





We're not all that far from revealing the view the gun would have pointed towards now.

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Re: Fort Borstal Work Day 13/04/14
« Reply #42 on: April 16, 2014, 22:13:02 »
I was looking at this emplacement only last week and thought it needed quite a bit of work done on it, if we ever cleared it, but we achieved quite a bit today already.

Lovely food and company as always :)

I was up there again today. The gun emplacement is sort of even clearer now. I say sort of because it is strewn with chopped and pulled down bits of vine and ivy that are covered with leaves. The goats and sheep seemed more than willing to carry on the work. Give it a couple of days and all that will be left is some twigs!

Hopefully the view out from the gun emplacement will soon be revealed in all its glory.

merc

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Re: Fort Borstal Work Day 13/04/14
« Reply #41 on: April 13, 2014, 19:31:34 »
I was looking at this emplacement only last week and thought it needed quite a bit of work done on it, if we ever cleared it, but we achieved quite a bit today already.

Lovely food and company as always :)

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Re: Fort Borstal Work Day 13/04/14
« Reply #40 on: April 13, 2014, 18:42:18 »
Another good day!

Here's what the gun emplacement looked like before we got to work on it:


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Re: Fort Borstal Work Day 13/04/14
« Reply #39 on: April 13, 2014, 18:01:26 »
A couple of pictures from today :)

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Re: Fort Borstal Work Day 13/04/14
« Reply #38 on: April 13, 2014, 06:12:05 »
I'd much rather be with you guys today, been cleaning up after two days of Cyclone Ita, 150km/h wind gusts, trees down (not on the house thank goodness, but nice big one across the drive. Didn't really matter as the river crossing where the ferry runs was about 5kms across!!  - the GE users can look up Daintree Ferry to find out where I live in Oz.

All is otherwise well, just a nuisance cleaning up - hope you all have a good day!
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Re: Fort Borstal Work Day 13/04/14
« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2014, 22:41:50 »
11 hours 49 mins to go

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Re: Fort Borstal Work Day 13/04/14
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2014, 15:59:24 »
Only referring to Borstal as in it is one place I know my/our efforts are appreciated :)

drunkenbaker

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Re: Fort Borstal Work Day 13/04/14
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2014, 13:31:50 »
Until then I will put my efforts into places it seems more appreciated ;)
Regardless of whether you were referring to Fort Borstal, our efforts there are thoroughly appreciated by the owners and I appreciate the chance you've facilitated for the rest of us. :)

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Re: Fort Borstal Work Day 13/04/14
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2014, 11:03:47 »
 :)

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Re: Fort Borstal Work Day 13/04/14
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2014, 10:51:02 »
Tea making is something I have lots of practice in, and I can chat quite well too :)

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Re: Fort Borstal Work Day 13/04/14
« Reply #32 on: April 12, 2014, 10:34:57 »
How about tea making? Tea is THE most important part of my workshop ( or back garden, they are one and the same). Watching is only allowed if ideas are formulated and espoused to the point where they become workable. I do need a hand with working drawings etc (they are all in my head and safe at the moment). Also talking is a vital part because I am on my own and tend to argue with myself a little too much (had to break up a fist-fight with me the other day, not a nice atmosphere to be working in)................ :)

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