Cant believe that we are here again. The Autumn is making up for such a wet summer. Not that its particularly dry its just that we cant get used to being buried by trees here by the river and the spectacular display of green turning gold turning red.
The Deer have been at it for a week or more. If you know what I mean. The barking at night and daytime but the other evening a great grey immature fallow stag was crashing away at a low branch polishing his tall but still thin head set. All this right outside our cabin.
We are still busy closing down the site for the season and preparing for the last two IOL Bushcraft courses for this year. 23-25th Oct and 13-15 Nov.
Unlike our small site in the north where we have some permanent features, here in the Forest of Dean we dismantle and reassemble our camp in true expedition style. We have other local sites in the woodland that we use for our day and short courses and of course plenty of space for our young people to enjoy a night under the stars, but these adult learning courses occupy a location that is truly great but at the moment doesn't lend itself to permanent structures and stored kit. Its as well we live a massive 200m from the best bit of wild wood you could hope for.
Time to tend the log fire and make supper for the bos.