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To look at the Isle of Wight Green Gym web page (contains details of sessions etc) please use the following link :- www.iwgreengym.org.uk.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Wed 5th Sept 2018 - Morton Marsh, Sandown. GG # 751.

Mark's Photographs.

Removing the wire....



....and then the posts.


The GGmers in the distance were almost
at the half way point..!


Time for a break.


This shows just how deep the posts were in the ground..!

Today it was back to the marshland at Morton. We all commented on just how much it has changed since our last visit there.... all the areas that had previously been cut back are thriving once again and there is new fencing which will soon be used for retaining grazing cattle. In fact it was the old fencing that was our task for today...the removal of..! The original fence line was somewhat in the way of future plans so we were instructed to remove the barbed wire, then the rabbit proof wire mesh and finally the fence posts. The wire was rolled for later disposal and the barbed wire neatly coiled for safety. The fence posts, many of which were still sound, will be deployed elsewhere. Walking backwards and forwards over the very uneven ground became quite challenging especially as the fence was a considerable length. Good progress was made in the pleasantly warm weather and everyone seemed to get a really good work-out with all the walking we did..!

Have a look back at the photographs of when we were last there, earlier this year -
Wed 7th March 2018 - Morton Marsh, Sandown. GG # 725.
Quite a difference...

And for those who missed it the first time around, an historical photograph and some information about the site -
Sat 24th March 2018 - Morton Common Extra.

If anyone was intrigued by what all the pipework and equipment was about...this link will show you  details of a similar pumping system.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Feob01eEGM

Many thanks to Mark for the photographs this week.


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