Volunteer Event This Sunday – 9 February 2014

February 6, 2014

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Volunteers taking part in the previous event in January

Following on from the very popular Sunday volunteer event in January, the next one is this coming Sunday, 9 February.

Colin Gray writes:

“Our task on Sunday will be close to the new viewpoint site where we were working at the January task.  This time we will be clearing the old and tatty chestnut paling fence and cutting back vegetation along the fence line in preparation for new stock fencing. Be prepared to work among and around bramble as there is a lot in this area and it can be very unfriendly!”

For further information and booking (which is essential as the tools and resources needed have to be planned beforehand), please contact Hart Countryside Services – details here.

See this post for some surprising and interesting historical information on the viewpoint site (which includes the picture below).

A1904 RAE jetty 2

Finally, the weather forecast (at the time of writing) is quite reasonable! The screenshot below is taken from the BBC Weather website.

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A Walk Around The Pond

February 2, 2014

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The front part of the jetty is completely under water

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The opening of the above jetty in 2010 – see here

David Pottinger writes:

I haven’t had the opportunity to take a walk around the Pond recently so, due to the good weather, I took a quick stroll yesterday and was quite surprised at some of the sights! The recent downpours have made a really big impact.

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One of the fishing platforms is completely submerged

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High water on the path near the railway station

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Another fishing platform

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However, not all bad – a really nice rainbow!