It was agreed on what had to be done and off we set in our groups, It was only 20 minutes later that I drew first blood literally, when I opened my right eye brow up by 2 inches, a nice curved wound and will certainly detract from my good looks if it scars over.
It may even end up as good as Jason Isaac's Eyebrow scar in the classic film Black hawk Down.
Lesson learned dont tangle with branches above head height and try and pull down on them, sometimes they snap and drop onto you at a rapid rate.
By lunchtime we had made good progress and were halfway down the stretch, when the 2nd injury appeared, a lovely big blister right in the palm of my hand from welding a garden implement on the brambles......I invited the Chairman to explain how good the clubs liability insurance was and was promised a free pint a the pub after so that was that settled.
Joking aside the amount of work achieved was beyond expectation and the club is looking very healthy which is nice to see, there was plenty fly life coming down the river but I never once seen a rising fish and there is still plenty of snow up the Dale, so I think it will be a few weeks yet before its worth a full day's venture, health permitting, but it will certainly be an easier walk down after today's work.