2nd Work Day 2009

8th March

We picked a day of bad weather for the first work day of the year, but still managed to do quite a bit . By lunchtime it was obvious that if we did not leave then, some of us would not get home that day. The snow gates on the A9 were being closed as we left. Another work day will be needed when we have a better chance of good weather.

Thanks to those who turned out: James Bell, Peter Burbridge, Iain Conacher, Paul Crosbie, Hugh Inglis and son, John Macdonald, John Potter and Stephen Thomson; also to Jeremy Gaywood, Adam MacPherson and Paul Sandie, all of whom volunteered and set off from home but were beaten back by blizzards on the way.

Photo's below show some of the volunteers at work. In order not to put anyone off their cornflakes for life, there is no photo of WARC chairman up to his elbows in unmentionable material in the toilet, which some morons had vandalised over the winter.

 

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Hugh Inglis and son clearing overhanging branches at 600yds
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Paul Crosbie and Stephen Thomson clearing saplings at 1100 yds which had been obscuring wind flags for Match Rifle shooters.
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James Bell and Peter Burbridge cladding stonework at 400yds during a rare break in the weather.

 

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Who said 4x4s were antisocial and unnecessary? John Macdonald and John Potter (off camera) had a cushy number repairing targets under cover, which had to be the most boring job of the day.
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By 1pm the weather was winning.
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"That's it, I've had enough." James Bell and trailer heading for home, just in time.

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