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Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Wed 28th April 2021 - Shide Quarry Area, Newport. GG # 837.


A socially distanced briefing.

Something of a steep climb but rewarded with
stunning views across Newport.

The spoils of our efforts.

I had to look all the way back to the 16th Dec 2020 to find the last "real" GG session for the next sequential blog reference number. Strangely, the last meeting was also held at Shide.  Yes... we have finally managed to ditch the Wednesday morning Zoom sessions and get back to what we do best, improving the countryside 👍. The ongoing Covid regulations meant that this session needed meticulous planning (well done Mark!) to ensure we didn't contravene any rules and...most importantly, stay safe at all times. The plan was to split into two groups of six and then circumnavigate the chalk pit boundary for a healthy walk whilst doing a (much needed) litter pick. With one team going clockwise and the other anticlockwise, we all kept good social distancing. The map below shows the area we were to cover which included that rather steep hill leading up to the golf course!

Although the weather forecast was predicting much needed rain showers, it remained dry throughout the session. How strange it seemed to be in the company of real people once again and back in the countryside doing something worthwhile. Mark is hoping to plan further Covid compliant sessions over the coming weeks so hopefully Green Gym will be back up and running once again 👏.

Stay safe everyone and we hope to see you soon.

Finally, this came in from Mark...

"This is the tree we planted for Carole Walker at West Wight Sports Centre."

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