Wednesday, 9 March 2016

The Lookout

There was a very good turnout today for the National Trust Strangford Lough Volunteers.

About a dozen of us met at the Strangford Lough Lookout at the main car-park, Mount Stewart Estate, County Down.

Out task today was to give the exterior of the Lookout a spring-clean, viz. treating the wooden cladding with a stain paint.

We also removed some vegetation from the sea side of the Lookout in order to provide an unrestricted view of the Lough.

At lunch-time, Tomasz gave us Volunteer passes, which are far more beneficial than I thought.

Properties running events permit Volunteers to claim 10% discount; up to 35% off NT Holiday Cottages; up to 30% off at NT Historic House Hotels; discounted RAC membership; 20% off at the NT Online Shop; 15% off at Cotswold Outdoor stores; the NT London Theatre Club.

I have been a volunteer with the National Trust long before the Pass was introduced, though this is a worthy incentive for new volunteers to join us whenever they can, enjoy the camaraderie, and the great sense of satisfaction generated by the work.

I had cheese & onion sandwiches for lunch today, by the way.

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