|Posted by southernupland on December 6, 2013 at 4:35 AM|
Last Sunday first of December as mentioned in the previous report went very well and some of us determined that part of the Wednesday shoot on the fourth we would dedicate to arrow hunting and raking back dead bracken. We made a bit of a competition out of this and the score among the three of us was. Big Daddy found three, Laird Rennard found two and as always I found zero !
The day was very calm clear and cold and we made very good progress sorting out the paths and rearranging some targets. Naturally we had a shoot into the bargain and felt very pleased with ourselves at the end of the day enjoying some home made bannana cake and hot drinks...
Thursday the wind started at around 5am gradually increasing in strength. All power and phone signals disapeared at around 9am and our anometer recorded the wind speed at 90 to 100 mph. One of the chimmey pots at Howlets blew off and order was not restored until about 3.30pm when the wind stopped and a snow blizzard cleared. Because a number of trees had come over in the area I was interested to see how South wood had fared ! Taking the dog off for a walk I went to have a look. I wish I had not bothered. Not only did we have trees down but targets were strewn everywhere and the big bear was broken in two. Hey ho on the upside more work for the chainsaw gang & kindling for the fire. Power a communications were re established around 10pm but by that time I was to tired to care. Today & tomorrow some of us are working on re setting a course ready for Sundays shoot.. Lets hope the wind stays away..