Tomorrow came and I hit a snag. Quite literally – for, trying to find a short cut across the Burrows, to save people’s legs, I found myself hopelessly trapped in a vast jungle of brambles, marram grass, nettles and goodness knows what else… for ONE HOUR. All the more frustrating because I could clearly see my destination with every turn. OK, so the brambles were not very high – but still nasty, plus they ruined my only decent pair of jeans…
Meanwhile, back in Devon, there has been endless endless endless planning and preparation, and endless work on the computer… this is all I seem to be doing these days – that, and fretting about all the studying I should be doing for my MA Arts and Ecology. It was good to be at Highgreen, feeling I was doing what I call my ‘real’ work – even if only for a day or so.
However, I have been out on Northam Burrows a few times – and that was very nice. Getting photographed, and trying out routes and ideas for the proposed walks.
“Today, I walked at the top end of Burrows – past the salt marsh, mud flats, the grey sand hill and the pebble bank and rock pools just off the coast. I love the bubbling chirrup of the skylark high up following me – occasionally joined by the soft song of the curlew. Working out the content and the timing of the walks is tricky, and I am surprised how little I know the terrain. And I am alarmed at the distance back to the Burrows Centre from the sand hill – must find a short cut tomorrow.”
Linda in the thicket.
So I am having to re-route my walks – and that means working out different activities and timing. This is fun to do – I am having many good new ideas for the workshops.
And I have heard that I have funding from the AONB. I am delighted to have this opportunity to realise the project. I hope I can pull it off.