A couple of pics taken last Sunday from our side of the flooding cattle grid when it rained heavily almost all day....this is why we don't attempt to try and drive through it.....the current is very strong - and the level here is not at it's highest
back at the barn, the main ground floor is prepared with a sealant
and the alignment is set, centred on the corridor
in the wash room, tiling continues into the 2 shower rooms
and the combined wash room is tiled up to the trim
Reports back from Mike and the builders on Monday were of the HUGE helicopter in the field just below the Chapel-le-Dale church turnoff....so on Tuesday I went down to take a look myself......
take a look at the Cave and Rescue website for the full story and more pics.....
the slate tiling begins - a serious piece of kit is required to cut the slate
all the doorways have de-coupling mat added and the first room gets underway
the wash room tiling progresses, now almost ready for the mosaic flooring to go down,before the lowest row of tiles goes in
the hallway tiling gets underway - tiles will continue into each room with the same alignment
and the first and second rooms are in place
By Thursday, news was that the helicopter was due to fly off, having been winched onto wooden boards on Wednesday - so in passing en-route into Ingleton, I snapped this pic at the manned traffic control...but I missed the flight out. Craven Cave and Rescue clocked up some serious volunteer hours - including those that volunteered to sleep on board for security!
more tiling progresses at speed....
and another one....
preparations for the mosaic flooring include the sealant going down as for the slate tiles
On Saturday, we had the first of the winter snow - very cold and icy, but a very sunshiney day