Friday, 26 July 2013

Tired Out

Been away for a couple of nights doing the re-enactment and visiting family.
It all went off very well but was a long tiring day. At one point I was trying to get a longbow completed from floor tillered in two hours whilst not wearing my glasses! What could possibly go wrong?
All this was down at the Weald and Downland Open air museum which is a great place to visit if you are down south, just north of Chichester.
We did some shooting too on the downs. The weather was glorious and the setting beautiful.
There was some clout shooting and we took some potshots at the anthills on a bank too, most enjoyable. Some passing cyclists on their way up the bridleway to the South Downs Way eyed us with some distrust, and seemed top pedal a little faster.
Afterwards there was a hog roast which had been organised as a thank you for all the volunteers who help out at the museum. It was a great wind down to the day and most welcomed as I was more tired and hungry than I'd realised.
I havn't really got any pics of the re-enactment as I was busy doing stuff all day, in Tudor costume too, which was too tight and rather hot. The felt breeches split round the crotch and the cod piece was rather loose, at least it meant some parts remained cool!
One thing I did manage to get a pic of was this hand cranked bandsaw! this charming pic of a deer in the barley too.

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