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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wed 23rd Jan 2019 - Bouldnor Forest, Yarmouth. GG # 769.

Terry's Photographs.

Everyone getting "tooled-up"...

.... a quick chat about what we are doing.....

...then on to the task in hand.

The reason we all arrived home smelling like kippers...!

Far less gorse than we started with.

It was only back at the start of January (our first session of 2019) that we last visited Bouldnor Forest but we returned today to continue the clearance work. This time our brief was to tackle some of the taller gorse while leaving the dwarf variety and lavender which will open up the whole area for  plants and wildlife. As can be seen from the photographs, the day started clear and frosty with a chilly northerly wind blowing, certainly an excellent reason for getting a fire going as soon as possible! Unfortunately, the direction of the smoke was somewhat unpredictable but the coughing and spluttering that ensued might help clear the "Christmas Cold" that many are struggling to shake. It would be interesting to know just how many bags of gorse were dragged from where it was cut to the bonfire (some distance away) - certainly good exercise for all involved.

Many thanks to Terry for the photographs this week.

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