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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Wed 7th Feb 2018 - Nansen Hill, Ventnor. GG # 721.

Terry's Photographs.

Just in case you don't read the title banner
and are uncertain where we were working .... 

The long trek to the worksite (see text below)

But, when you get to the top, what a VIEW...!

Getting "stuck in".

What a fine body of GGmers!

A much needed tea break for something warm.

Hacking into the wilderness.

Amazing views from up there.

Just some of the areas we have now cleared.

I seem to remember there was an old Clint Eastwood movie called 'Heartbreak Ridge" - GG has renamed Nansen Hill on a similar theme " Heart Attack Hill"...! You would think we would have all learned our lesson when we visited here just a few weeks ago, but no, a full team turned up for the physical punishment of climbing THE hill. We were to continue cutting back the undergrowth that would slowly take over this valuable downland if it wasn't for the likes of us hacking it all down. Had the wind not been so cold (it was a North Easterly - brrrr!) then it would have been a perfect day for the job in hand. The bonfire seemed to be very reluctant to get started, even with the stiff wind cutting across,  but eventually it was coaxed into life and a considerable amount of cuttings were disposed of. We managed to arrange the tea break site out of the wind but still able to take in the glorious views across the eastern side of the Island, with a back drop of the Mainland beyond - truly stunning to see. Strangely enough, it was a whole lot easier coming back down that hill than it was going up!

Many thanks to Terry for taking the photographs this week.

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