...must come down. And just how DO you take down the huge crane that has dominated Brightlingsea's skyline for over two years? The answer of course is that you get and even bigger crane to take it down with (at £11,000 per day!).
What is fascinating - and wonderful - about small communities is the way that they "flock" together for milestone moments and the crane was just such a milestone. Friends and fellow sailors all gathered in the "crane-zone", so to speak, to watch the spectacle, and of course to chat, so that our excellent local Coach House Coffee Shop ( which is fab by the way) had its busiest day on the Tuesday rather than the customary weekend.