We made our way towards the wood and set up our base and then set off in various directions to tackle the known hot spots. The central part of the wood, which we have worked on for several years, was fairly clear, we were glad to see. A large treeless area on the edge of the wood, which we had cleared last year in a couple of evening sessions, had quite a bit of balsam, but not nearly as much as before.
As we stopped for tea break, the rain began to fall heavily, so we donned waterproofs. Suggestions about packing up early began to be heard. The rain eased off a bit and some blue sky appeared. The more hardy among us, i.e. me, were all for carrying on, but I was outvoted and we packed up and returned to the cars.
Shortly after driving off, the heavens opened and we were treated to a cloudburst of biblical proportions, so I have to admit, cutting the session short was probably a good idea after all.
We have one more session at Woodhaven, though we hope to return for a couple of impromptu short evening sessions if the weather settles down and we get some sort of Summer.
|Petra pulling up HB|
|A wet tea break|