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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wed 16th April 2014 - Fort Victoria, Yarmouth.

Carrie's Photograph.

Tony's Photographs.

Team GG seems to be spending an awful lot of time in the West Wight recently, we were there again this week and will be back next week as well...! Having met up in the car park at Fort Vic, we could not fail to notice the Ranger lining up wheelbarrows and shovels, a good pointer to what our task would be this week. There was a sigh of relief when we were informed that there was "only 6 tonnes of chippings to put down" - that should be a simple job for the GG path experts. Oh how easy it is to be fooled by figures... After a lengthy trek through the woods to the pile of chippings, we discovered it was quarter mile round trip with each barrow load to the area we were to repair. That in itself would have been "interesting" enough but the route was through woodlands and VERY undulating....phew! Needless to say, we soon got into the swing of things with barrow loaders, transporters and rakers all doing their bit to reduce the pre dumped pile.
Other members of the team were working down on the foreshore trying to return the sand to the beach. The winter storms had blown it all over the grassy picnic / play area so it was raked-up and wheelbarrowed back to where it should be. Other team members gave pathways a trim and litter pick ready for the Easter visitors. Let's hope they appreciate all our efforts.....

*STOP PRESS* Have a look at this week's County Press (dated April 17th) page 44 where there is a half page feature on the Green Gym. Fame at last....!

Many thanks to Carrie and Tony for the excellent photographs this week.

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