Sunday, 20 June 2010

Beaudesert

Beaudesert - Duke of Edinburgh training
June 2010

I think I may have mentioned that I am training to be a Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition Supervisor. This is a great thing to do but is rather time consuming - about 8 weekends between Easter and the summer which equates to about one on and one off.


Evening sunsine
Actually, the training isn't DofE specific, and is a general Basic Expedition Leadership NVQ qualification. It's also not that hard, if fact it is largely navigation and walking which is anything but a chore, but it is time away from the family. The bad bit is having to sleep out in tents, an activity which I had mentally put behind me when we bought Wand'ring Bark.


Ornate chimneys

Hey ho - last weekend it was Beaudesert on Cannock Chase plus tent selection, expedition food and group leadership. Whilst everyone else was watching the pre match build up (England vs USA) I went for a photographic wander.


Scouting ampetheatre

Open fires are encouraged

An amazing display of rhododendrons

2 comments:

Halfie said...

Apart from the cables and foliage, the chimney stack also sports what looks like alarm sirens and, to top it all, literally, a coolie hat from a narrowboat chimney!

Captain Ahab said...

Halfie
You should have seen it before I cloned out most of the other wires!
Andy