Letterly Caught In A Web
4 GoodGymers made their way to help the Westbury Banks Nature Reserve in Haringey.
- Wednesday, 6th of September 2023
- Led by Euclides Montes
4 non-arachnophobic Goodgymmers got entangled in a myriad of spiderwebs as they lent a hand to the Friends of Westbury Banks Nature Reserve.
All hail the all-conquering Julie who completed her 100th marathon over the weekend. Hero.
Congrats also to everyone else who completed Julie's 100th race or the Big Half on what was frankly a ridiculously hot day for it. You all rule! <3
Into The Spiderverse
The beautiful sign to the Westbury Banks Nature Reserve had to come down following a number of letter thefts and weather damage so it felt fitting that we were invited to do the deed, having been the team entrusted with putting them up in the first place a couple of years back.
When Gramps arrived there, however, the site was a spider heaven and the risk assessment check for the site involved clearing a path to the letters through a multitude of 8-legged creatures. Even for a non-arachnophobe, this was an icky job.
All the same, by the time Dave, Rosa, and Nurjehan arrived to the site, Gramps was mostly in one piece (if a bit evolutionary shaken in a deep and private place) and our team got on with the job at hand.
First we did a thorough litter pick of the site, so the Reserve looked ace from the road once the letters came down.
Then, one by one, the letters came down. I'd like to say it was a sombre and respectful affair, but the team of Dave and Rosa were absolutely ruthless. The letters tumbled down faster than a 9 pound wheel of Double Gloucester cheese on Cooper's Hill.
Once we had stored the old letters away and removed all non-recyclable tags, we called it quits for the evening and we all headed home.
Join us next week for a new task at Ally Pally!
Report written by Euclides Montes
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