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Course Mates Impromptu Adventure

February 19, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

On Saturday I had the pleasure of having Felix and Cori (two students from the year below, on my course) visit the caravan to do some filming for a film project about alternative living.

 

James, another student from the same course (and who also happens to be living in the caravan two doors down from myself and Ben!), invited us all to a spot he’d recently discovered along a nearby estuary. He had the idea of making a den here and thought we could all help out to make a start on this project. Like we’d refuse the offer for some outdoor adventure, bushcraft and potential sightings of exciting wildlife. I could tell I was with marine and natural history photography students. Just look at us:

Photo Credits: Felix Bartlett (https://www.facebook.com/felixbartlettphotography/)

Order: Myself, Ben, James and Kinti (James' dog) 

 

Anyway, off we went down winding country roads, arriving at the estuary looking like a bunch of hipster nomads with cameras. I’d like to thank James at this point, as he’d just shown Ben and I an estuary merely a 20-minute walk away from the caravan, which we hadn’t realised even existed – I might have to retract the nomad comment I made before!

 

Anyway, here’s what the estuary looks like:

 

 

Felix and Cori filmed myself and Ben doing what we do naturally: looking for birds and photographing anything that seemed compatible and artistically pleasing. James mainly focused on putting together his intended den, and Ben aided him with his general knowledge of everything. I did my best to point out ideas which were most likely futile; I was more interested in the wildlife, to be honest.

 

Felix filming

James clearing the platform for our den

 

Here is some wildlife we came across: 

 

Buzzard

Canada Duck 

 

Swan

Greenshank

Goldcrest

 

We were only out for a couple of hours; the tide was coming in (fast), and rain clouds were creeping our way. For an impromptu endeavor we covered a lot as a collective group: Felix and Cori managed to get some of the footage/audio they needed, the ‘caravan squad’ put together a basic frame of the den (well James and Ben did), and we all got to see some wildlife and explored what proved to be an incredibly atmospheric and generally beautiful landscape. Can't wait to go back.


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