I spent the weekend keeping my first aid training current. The 2 day Rescue Emergency Care course was held outdoors in the heart of Snowdonia National Park.
The course, delivered by a mountain rescue medic, was geared to dealing with medical emergencies and accidents in remote areas and how to evacuate casualties.
On the second day a group of gate crashers decided to come and see what we were up to.
After munching their way through the shrubbery the dozen or so adolescent indigents, were off to pastures new.
All in all a really good couple of days and all, including the goats, enjoyed themselves!
This time last year fishing the local rivers was not easy with little activity, and this year is no different. I spent this morning walking the river and saw very few fish :0(. However I had quite a good afternoon on a mountain lake. It was cold and very windy but despite the weather I got 4 wild brownies, all on a dry fly, and brought 3 to the net.
Rachel treated me to an Olympus TG-2 waterproof camera for Christmas and the results are pleasing. Here is a picture of a wild brownie taken underwater as it's released, just look at the size of the pectoral fin!