Every now and then a quick glance upstream left me flabagasted at how much the appearance had improved, and the flow increased.
We made a fire to burn off the waste wood after a few 110 yrds and then carried on moving downstream again. The huge amount of rubbish held in this river suprised me and in all honesty. I admit to under estimating how much work is involved in restoring this river but it hasn't put me off one little bit, in fact I can't wait to get cracking again.
Happy with the length of river we had already cleared, we decided to spend some time clearing the huge dam/blockage. On arriving at the dam we didn't know where to start as everything was entwined, and the amount of debris backed up was collosal.
We had a mad hour to try and dent the dam and this pile below, is just the tip of the iceburg and we could be dealing with this problem for a while yet. Notice after all the hard work though, these 3 were still smiling, and so they should be as from today they became one of the few who care about this river.