Day 6 – Wed 6th Aug – To the lake

This morning we took a half day to do some exploring out with our sampling sites. Some of the staff here at Mukhrino told us about a lake that we could walk to, situated about 1-2 hours walk away. We set off for this, after seeing that if we walked straight down a track (a very wet and peaty track it turned out), we would reach it. After a good length of walking we arrived at the lake, where it was breezy and it was enough of a wind to keep the biting mosquitoes away. We all had a good swim in the lake – lovely peaty and warm water!!

Nearly at the lake, negotiate this bit of bog first!
Nearly at the lake, negotiate this bit of bog first!
The lake!!
The lake!!
A good swimming spot - Paul and Joss (photo: R Andersen)
A good swimming spot – Paul and Joss (photo: R Andersen)

In the afternoon it rained a lot, Joss and I were doing some measurements of topography along the PEATEDGE transects – this first method, involved string marked at 50cm intervals, a measuring tape, spirit level and inverted giant hammer as a flat surface to work on. This was going fine until the spirit level failed and being pretty damp, we headed back about 7pm and found the sauna ready.

Joss and the giant hammer!
Joss and the giant hammer!
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