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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Wed 9th Dec 2015 - Munsley Bog, Godshill. GG # 614.

Look how high all that summer growth has reached...

Cut it, put it in piles, then carry it off to the dumping area.

Making some headway.

The lumberjacks at work.

Now…where is that golf ball..????

I have got a saw….where have all the trees gone?

The ones below…. what a change in just one morning.

Since around 2010 we have always visited this venue on the run-up to Christmas. This time was a bit different because we often have been working on semi-frozen ground but this year, due to the mild weather, it was just VERY wet! Most GGmers are aware of the boot sucking capabilities of this area and wellington boots were the "must have" fashion accessory of the day. Most of our attention was concentrated on the area to the south of the board-walk where we cut back the summer growth, paying particular attention to the ever sprouting willow. Other members of the team trimmed branches overhanging the footpath and also repaired the rotting support posts on the handrail. The session was very well attended (perhaps because of the lunch afterwards?) and the weather was mild with occasional sunny periods - nice.

Once all the hard work was completed the majority of the workers retired to the nearby Griffin Inn to partake in the annual GG Christmas lunch. I hope they all took their muddy wellies off before entering……!

Photographs this week were courtesy of Sue, thank you!

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