Monday, 20 August 2012
But at last we have the green light to go and the diggers are on the ground, the sound of chainsaws are buzzing through the air and I'm getting use to long hours and proper hard grafting. Lovely.
We've started on the 'red' route first, it's high and exposed and being local we're aware of how hard winters can be in these parts. The cutters are deep in the woods clearing the densest parts of the forest ready for the other diggers and even with the narrowest of corridors we can squeeze a digger through, there's still an awful lot of trees to fell.
The views are incredible and the red trail is developing really nicely; narrow, fast and flowy and with the rocks arriving soon we will be getting into building the first of many rock sections - bliss.
Anyhoo, I'll keep the updates coming as we go along and all I could hope for now is a lovely Indian Summer and mild winter.