|The oak on the top walk|
|If you look really really hard you can|
see the hanging branch!
|View towards the old castle|
So while Dave concentrated on removing some of the lower branches I started my climb higher to check out the cavity. Once I got there I gave the cavity a bit of a prod, and while one side had some dead bark the other appeared to be perfectly healthy.
After inspecting the cavity I practised my "skills" in trying to get a high enough anchor point to try and get out to the hanging branch. This took me quite a while and I ran out of time as we ran quite late into lunch and we decided it would be best to carry on after lunch!
|A view of the cavity and Dave.|
After lunch I very kindly allowed Dave to climb up and get the hanger (I think I may need to improve my fitness!)
But getting back to the title of this blog. Dave, always looking to further my development and education, today taught me the three rules of climbing (which he'd seen on the tele the other day)
Rule no.1 - Always look cool!
Rule no. 2 - If you can't tie knots, tie lots!
and Rule no. 3 - Safety third!
(ok we don't quite follow all these rules except for the first one obviously! but I thought this was quite funny)
|A photo of Dave looking "cool"|