( or Drystone Walling and the Dolomites )

Bark Stripping and Step Building

Day 8. 28 June 2006

Wednesday. Today was to be our first day off, but a look at the weather forecast suggested that Thursday might be cooler for a day trip into Venice. As it turns out, the day begins slightly overcast with cloud when we make the short journey into Chies d’Alpago.

Parking up in the town square we take the nature walk started off by last year’s conservation volunteers, and part of the town’s Natural History Museum, up to the old cemetary – not much visited today except by the town’s elderly – and down the ridge through the woodland to where the path takes a downward scramble through the undergrowth…

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