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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Wed 7th Dec 2016 - Munsley Bog, Godshill. GG # 664.

Mark's Photographs.

Just so the locals know what we are doing….

Raking up the pre-cut area.

Cutting into the undergrowth.

A much clearer bog..!

Had the weather on Wednesday morning been similar to Tuesday, then I could have started this report with "Bob the Blog at Munsley Bog in the fog! In fact, Wednesday dawned clear, with an overnight temperature of 10C and the occasional glimpse of the sun - amazing for December. Having assembled at the scout's hut it was a short walk, across the playing fields, to the work area. Our friendly ranger had  made a great job of cutting down some of the overgrown patches so it was straight in with rakes and pitch-forks to clear it all away. By tea break the majority of the pre-cut area had been raked over and work continued to hand cut the willow saplings, bramble and undergrowth. This was a very well attended session but perhaps it was the GG Christmas dinner that was to follow that attracted everyone, rather than the delights of raking up at Munsley Bog…lol. Maybe one of the party revellers could write up a short report for publication? (Any photographs could be subject to censorship!)

Next week it will be our final session for 2016 and we will be having our traditional "Xmas Bash" at Shide Chalk Pit. Mark has already explained where we can park this year (revised parking plan due to the road diversion for the new Asda Store) - please be very careful if you are choosing to cross the main road. Mark would appreciate an e-mail from anyone bringing along food, just so we don't end up with hundreds of mince pies..!

This will be the final chance to buy your loved ones the "must have" present for Xmas - a wonderful Green Gym beany hat - now on sale for an amazing £3.50 - what a bargain!

Photographs this week were taken by Mark, so many thanks to him.

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