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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wed 22nd Feb 2017 - Bouldnor Viewing Point, Yarmouth. GG # 673.

Alison's Photographs.



Inspecting the (lack of) sea-view from the bench.


Just a few of the logs that we cut up.
(the GGmers with log burners went home very happy!)


Clearing the path edges.


Yes, we DID cut all that down.


Making habitat piles.


Look at the size of the "saplings"
(as described by the County Press - see text)


Bet you can't guess what these two are 
peering at?


Well, it was these…something called Vertipools.
Want to know more, then click the link.

Mark's Photographs.







Although we have worked at this venue previously, it was a l-o-n-g time ago (Wed 11th July 2007 - Bouldner Viewpoint). Having all met up in the car park, it was immediately apparent what the task would be……the sign says Bouldnor View Point but the view was almost totally obstructed by undergrowth and overgrown shrubs. The short article in last week's County Press (page 5) described the shrubs as "saplings" but many of them were 8" to 10" in diameter so perhaps their description was something of an understatement? The council ranger had been working here to cut down some of the larger examples so it was down to us to trim these back and transport the logs up the rather steep pathway to the truck in the car park. All the trimmings were neatly piled up into habitat piles which should give shelter to birds and wildlife. Further work was undertaken to trim back anything overhanging the pathways and along the revetment that leads to Yarmouth Town. Needless to say, a comprehensive litter pick was undertaken and a surprising amount was collected from the bushes. The session was well attended and although the sky was overcast, it remained dry but a little breezy (storm Doris is due to hit us tonight!). A big well done to everyone who worked so hard to re-establish the wonderful view of the sea and coastline. Let's hope that it won't be another 10 years before we are back there again..!

Many thanks to Alison and Mark for taking the photographs this week.

Mark has received the following e-mail from the Shalfleet Parish Council, who sponsored this session.

Thank you very much for arranging with Mark Russell for Green Gym to come to Bouldnor Viewpoint.
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO CAME AND WORKED VERY HARD TO RE-ESTABLISH THE VIEW! 
SHALFLEET PARISH COUNCIL ARE EXTREMELY GRATEFUL TO YOU FOR THIS (AS AM SURE ARE LOCAL RESIDENTS AND VISITORS TO THE VIEWPOINT) - MUCH APPRECIATED.
I have seen the photographs on your blog and been to the Viewpoint and it is amazing how much you have cleared and tidied - well done.

Best wishes.


Sally M Woods (Mrs)
Clerk to Shalfleet Parish Council

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