The monthly meeting for a change was not about work but about enjoying ourselves and we were curious how the forest coped with the drought. It was remarkable how dry and sparse the vegetation on the forest floor had become and how many leaves the trees had shed.

A positive aspect of this was that we could see the lay of the land much better and we noticed rock formations we hadn’t seen before.

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We took our time to inspect and discuss everything …

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and had a lovely rest at the trickle which remains of the forest stream.

There were still a few plants in flower including this Heamanthus albiflos

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Afterwards the two birthday boys, Rob and Keith, were treated to their own special individual birthday cakes lovingly baked by Ellie.