With the river still in flood and sailing not possible the 29th was used as an impromptu
working party day.
We worked along the upper fence line removing brambles and trimming the trees. A
surprising amount of material was removed and taken up to the back of the car area
The wild flowers which at the time covered the bank were left untouched. Thanks
to everybody who helped, it was much appreciated.
The handrail alongside the patio steps has now been fitted and varnished. All the
modified garage doors have been fitted below the patio effectively enclosing the
space under the decking.
The low wall at the back of the patio has still to be finished to provide additional
seating similar to that on the top patio.
The enclosed area under the patio will be used for storage. Some of the equipment
(e.g. the safety boat gear and the racing marker buoys) will be transferred so that
they are adjacent to the boats rather than having to be brought along the water front
every time from their present location.
Another, external, job that needs to be done before more heavy rain will be to complete
the concrete culvert that runs along behind the clubhouse and channels rainwater
away. The water damage in the club foyer was partly caused because this culvert only
reaches halfway across the back of the club.
Outstanding jobs include re-marking out the car park bays, galley refurbishment
and replacement of the lounge riverside windows.