We had a great morning yesterday when ten members arrived at the Tarn ready to attack the lodge and put it in condition to survive another Ribblesdale winter.
One team demolished the rotten cladding on the boathouse and replaced this with new timber provided and painted by Michael B. A second group stripped and painted the window frames inside the lodge whilst a third team did the same work to the outside. Neil did some upgrading to the electrics that power the cameras and charge the boat battery. The installation should now be much more robust. A final pair wrestled with a frying pan and kept everyone liberally supplied with hot drinks and bacon and sausage butties.
The weather was stunning. Clear, windless and not too cold. It was a working party as of old; good company, plenty of crack and everyone doing their bit to make the morning a great success.
Here are some photos taken by Mike H.