Posted in The Chief’s Ramblings on Monday 10th March 2014 at 10:12 am by Steve
What a fantastic end to last week and an even better weekend. At last we have a high pressure system that looks set to be with us for a few days.
Our first Young Spirit trip of the year was a real success as it was also a chance for us to ease into camp life. We had an idyllic paddling session on the estuary on Friday morning as the water was like a mill pond. Hardly a breath of wind as the warmth of the sun radiated down and reflected off the water. More days like those please.
Over the weekend we had Clayesmore back with us to continue with their Gold DoE expedition training. On the Friday evening we had a refresher on the use of stoves and cooking. There were certainly some meals of a less culinary nature but I expect they tasted better then they looked!!!! Over the next two days we then walked the south more. It was the first chance for the teams to navigate on more open and remote terrain. My team certainly enjoyed the delights of walking around Ryders Hill on the Saturday!!!! The Sunday was easier as we then navigated ourselves around the Princetown area. It was great to see the moors so busy with Ten Tors and DoE groups alike walking and enjoying the moor. The track around Kings Tor was busy with dog walkers and cyclists, all enjoying the super spring sunshine.
We have another two Princes Trust teams with us again this week and I am up in Bristol tomorrow to attend a Princes Trust team leaders meeting. Another busy week here at Spirit of Adventure.
Whilst I was working down at Dartmouth, Nic our resident instructor (and that dog of his!!!) said he wanted a mention on my blog. Well now he has, so I guess that means he can clean Willow and Cherry next time!!! Mind you, his arms are shorter than mine!!!