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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wed 27th Sept 2017 - Fort Victoria, Yarmouth. GG # 704.

Mark's Photographs.

Repairing steps.

The pile is going down….S L O W L Y…!

The new pathway to the classroom.

Creating a new clearing.

Nice views.

Back to an old favourite of Team GG….. Fort Victoria. We used to visit this site frequently, in the past, but due to the re-organisation of the Council owned properties we had not been for some time. A quick historical fact here…. the first ever GG session on the Island was held at Fort Vic, back in September 2003..! We soon noticed that although we had been absent for a while, some things never change - a huge pile of limestone chippings and LOTS of wheel barrows greeted us. How long does it take to make a pathway through woodland using only shovels, wheel barrows and seven tonnes of material??? When Team GG are involved it is less than one hour! By tea time at 11o/c we had reduced the huge pile to just a few shovels full - so well done to everyone involved. The other big project of the day was to create a clearing in the woods which will eventually be used as an outdoor classroom. Although the bigger trees had been felled  and sectioned, there was still plenty of scrub and roots for us to grub-out and create habitat piles from. As per usual, we did a litter pick across the area we were working in and managed to collect lots of bottles and cans for recycling. A busy session but very enjoyable as it remained dry throughout. Please can we go back there again soon???

A message from Mark….Please don't forget that we are now bringing our own mugs along for the tea breaks. He still has a few more to hand out but from now on, each Team GG member is responsible for their own cup/mug. You have been warned.

Please do not forget Alison's Macmillan cake and coffee morning, next Friday - 10 till 12:30. Details were sent out by email.

Many thanks to Mark for taking the photographs this week.

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