We arrived at Matt's and got our act together, a quick measure and Tony left Matt, Chewie and I to do site preps, while he constructed the foot well for the dug in blind.
It actually worked, saving us both time and effort. A bit of re-shaping of the hole was required and we dropped the well into place. Perfectly level too! (A bit of luck involved I think).
Meanwhile, Tony was making the seat. We boated that across too, and put it in place.
After nailing the seat down, Tony's girls and Matt's wife Gina set to painting the seat, floor and foot well, while the boys began to dig up rushes which would provide front cover.
We rolled back the grass matt we'd pulled up to give natural cover and soon it was looking pretty good.
|Spot the maimai|
We retired to HQ for a barbecue of Chewies special sauasages, Gina's couscous and broccoli salads, some confit pheasant legs and marinated venison. And a few beers.
Bloody good effort and I think the results will be better than shooting from layout blinds with the additional mobility the new maimai will afford.