Posted by: Claire Hannington | December 3, 2012

Nautical November

We started the month with a day helping out the Ceredigion staff and volunteers in Henllan Woods, where we were clearing Cherry Laurel from along the riverbanks. We also learnt how to make otter shelters using the logs and brash cleared.

The American School in London returned for the first two days in November, with the students getting stuck in to cotoneaster clearance and littepicking at Port Einon.

And all this before the Saturday group met on the 3rd Nov, to clear gorse from Bishops Wood, Caswell. The day went well despite the soaking we got ten minutes before the end – typical!

And to keep up with the busy start, our next Working Holiday group arrived at the Lodge on Sunday ready for a week clearing scrub on the South Gower Coast and dry stone walling, ending with a very wet (rain…rain…rain..) wetland bird survey at Whiteford. We also managed to get out for  a walk to the Worm’s Head – a must for anyone visiting the area.

After all that I needed a break so had a week off, whilst our weekday volunteers kept going clearing burnt gorse from Rhossili and splitting logs for holiday cottages.

The following week saw no-one getting into work on the Wednesday – flooding meant Rhossili was totally inaccessible unless you had a  tractor! (Just my luck – i was working at Brecon that day!)

But we all managed to get to the Brangwyn Hall on the Thursday night for the Swansea Bay Tourism Awards where our volunteer accomodation – The Lodge Bunkhouse, won a highly commended award – yay!!

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