Field work around the Field station
The weather was strange today, it was very cloudy, but also very sunny, possibly the sun was so strong that it made it through the thin cloud.
I had pancakes for breakfast and Sarah made us spring onion fried bread for our lunch. We headed out to explore the hill opposite the field station. We crossed the now very boggy meadow and headed up a small path, but it was not long until the path became very overgrown and we ended up just walking through scrub and forest. We had to turn back as it was too dense to get to the summit so we tried the route from the dam. The whole area was terraced and was also concreted in places. We found lots of survey sites which must have been used by the government before they built the dam. There was lots of rock cores lying around the place which they had abandoned after drilling the rock surveys. Most of the boring holes had been capped with cement, but one that was open sounded about 10m deep when I dropped a stone into it. We tried a few paths, but they all ended in survey sites before they reached the top so we had to abandon the walk to the top of the hill. So we walked down through a new route which took us to the meadow where we were earlier in the morning. From there we walked to the other side of the valley and picked up a new path which went along the side of the valley and came out near the dam again. So we decided to take a walk up some terraces up there was some more survey sites, a large hole and a big concrete hollow about the size of a private swimming pool and about 3m deep. I could not see any reason in it being built and it was dry and empty. We headed back down and saw an interesting area that we had not tried to walk down before just to the left of the dam. So we followed a few paths, but most slowly turned into wilderness. On the way through the dense forest there was a few areas which had deep hollows which only had short grass in them. After coming back to the dam again we headed down the horse track a few hundred metres to find a plant that we had previously seen a week earlier in the hope that it might be flowering now, but it had changed very little in a week. So we walked back to the field station where we did a little more research before watching a film before bed.