Monday, 7 May 2012

A quite weekend

The May Bank holiday is usually quite a busy one for the team, but not this year!  This year is certainly different to previous years and this may be down to the weather and economic situation.

Patrols have headed out all 3 days, Austen and Roger on Saturday to start with.  They came across a few walkers and checked the key locations of the patch. 
Lee and Ian headed out on Sunday and checked the various routes to Durlston and the western mile markers.  This patrol actually proved the value of patrols and the fact even after 22 years you can still learn things as Lee demonstrated a route to Durlston which was previously unknown!  Clearly many of the routes hadn't been used for sometime as the locks were stuck - or were until a spray of oil and a tap with a hammer!
Eric and Steve headed out today to check out Studland, however they were soon diverted to Old Harry after someone reported a small sailing boat in trouble.  Despite a good search, nothing further was seen and no further reports made.

The week ahead - a visit by the cubs , normally a lively night for us all.

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