Saturday, 13 March 2010

Wattling at Anne's Point

Cognizant that the stimulation a day's toil and fresh air does to the soul, Timothy Belmont is presently sitting down to a modest restorative at the left hand.

There was a good turnout today. Ten of us met at the Mount Stewart car park, and proceeded by foot to the headland due south of the estate, known as Anne's Point. It has a man-made lagoon which is popular with many kinds of bird.

We have constructed a willow tunnel and natural willow wattle hedging; and today we continued with this task. The National Trust intends to create a shore path from Mount Stewart to this spot.

Attention, keen ornithologists! This is fast becoming a rural version of the RSPB's Belfast Harbour Reserve; though, admittedly, we cannot boast their excellent luxury viewing hide!

We lunched beside our handiwork, self enjoying home-made ham and cheese sandwiches on granary bread.

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