Posted in The Chief’s Ramblings on Thursday 17th April 2014 at 1:41 pm by Steve
Our SPA training course last weekend was blessed with some fantastic sunshine. We even managed to have a warm day up at Sheepstor on Saturday. As nice as Sheepstor is as a venue it is usually open to the elements and is therefore normally an exposed place to be. On the Sunday we had another sunny day down at the Dewerstone and even finished the day with our first ice cream of the year back at the car park.
On Monday we ran our first Hill and Moorland Leader Training Course and again we spent another three days walking in sunshine. At times though, there was a keen south easterly breeze that dropped the temperature a little. It was still pleasant walking even with an extra layer. Tuesday night was a great night to be out as we embarked on the night navigation. A stunningly clear sky and a full moon meant that it did not get dark until late. The full moon did however make it seem as though we did not need to walk with a headtorch an the nearby tors were impressively silhoutted . We even spotted the International Space Station flying overhead early in the evening. It was a fantistice bright dot travelling that we saw disappear beyond Down Tor. Not sure if its occupants could see us!!! I did wave just in case.
Hopefully this spell of fine weather will hold but I it does look as though it might change before the weekend is out. Looking forward to a few days off, as we will be very busy again in a few weeks with our Young Spirit trips.
Can't believe we are already mid way through April. Easter this weekend, so I guess it wont be that long before we see Christamas Cards back in the shops!!!!!!