River Nene marina facilities take shape

 
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Any developments seem to be dictated by the weather, and the past few weeks at White Mills have been no exception!

Luckily last week thanks to the dry spell, Land and Water were able to crack on; the all important tanks including the pump out station and the Elsan disposal were placed in situ, and if that wasn't enough excitement, the diesel tank was put in place too!  The other two pieces of great news are that the mains water has been connected and is now available direct to each berth, and the car park and road are taking shape very nicely indeed.

Students from Moulton College have come back with some interesting landscaping designs and we hope to go through them this week, and pick a winner.  Evidently, the unusually mild weather has shortened the planting season by a few weeks, we are not sure whether we will be able to implement the planting scheme this Spring or not, its going to be tight. Amazingly, the daffodils we planted at the tail end of last year are poking through, it wouldn't surprise me if in the next blog we will be including a photograph of a bank of bright yellow daffs!

We continue to get several enquiries and visits each week from owners of narrowboats and wide beams looking for moorings from which to explore our gorgeous River Nene. Our first widebeam is due to arrive within the next few days, which we are very excited about.

The new office has now been ordered, and is due to be delivered the second week of March, this is a good month later than was originally planned. I hate to mention it again, but the weather really does have a lot to answer for.

Finally, having launched 'Cooking on the Cut' (our new recipe area on the website) - one of our soon-to-be moorers Roger Furnevall (nb Charlie Beere) submitted an excellent recipe using Frankfurters, so a big thank you to him for getting the ball rolling!  We are very keen to fill this section up with loads of interesting and unusual recipes, so if you do have a favourite one we could post up, then please do get in touch.

In the meantime, batten down the hatches and stay safe, and hopefully next time I shall have a rather more exciting photograph to post up!

By the way don't forget we have an Open Weekend on 27th and 28th February 10am - 4pm. We would love to see you.