Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Groundhog Day!

Be careful guys, that's one expensive window!

Phew! Safely removed!

Scrub-a-dub-dub! Will and Ciaran cleaning the benches.

Squeaky clean! Andy working hard cleaning Chapel windows

The Lomax, ready to pull the MV Danio from the rocks!
Wednesday 27th March comments: It’s Groundhog Day! With the weather ensuring we have been island bound since we arrived last Thursday, each day is beginning to take on a similar appearance! However, it’s never dull on the Farnes and there’s always something happening!

The team have been grafting to get the islands ready for a potential opening on Friday (weather dependent!), with everything from scrubbing jetties and benches to rejuvenating the chapel after a winter of gathering dust! It’s important that we work as a team out here as we not only work together every day but live together on a small rock in the middle of the sea!

After the doom and gloom stories of birds washing up on shorelines up and down the east coast, we were all a little relieved today as we saw a small influx of seabirds around the islands. Around two thousand Guillemot and several hundred Kittiwake started to creep closer to the cliffs, hopefully a sign of spring?! It is still snowing mind!

In other news, the excitement of having an eighty metre vessel stuck on the islands may be coming to an end, with a salvage attempt planned for the early hours of tomorrow morning. The crew that are working on the safe removal of the MV Danio are true pros and have handled much bigger vessels at sites all around the world, so fingers crossed for a happy ending to this crazy story! We will keep you up to date with any developments as they happen, so stay tuned to Planet Farnes!

1 comment:

kezia said...

Just going to say my son is a glazier so i could dispatch him north (I could sneak in his van !!) , Sounds like you are all doing great well done . Glad you have had a few arrivals and lets hope the ship gets removed tomorrow . Take care all