Apologies for the lateness of this post but a couple of weeks ago I had a catastrophic computer failure so am slowly grinding back in action on a new iMac, after using a Windows computer since time began it’s taking a little getting used to.
Anyway on with the show.
We decided to slum it today with a trip to Shipham up on the Mendip hills in Somerset, stopping as usual for a fine breakfast at the Lillypool cafe.
Al was shooting like a demon with a straight on the first three stands, me on the other hand was nursing a bad back and not doing so well. Al almost took high gun on the day but was pipped by one clay by Trevor.
Still seems not much claybusting activity at the moment, Big Gay Al is up to his elbow in sheep, I am stalking and I haven’t heard from the my shit don’t stink trio.
Anyway today Big Gay Al and myself did get some shooting in at Springway Park, Westonzoyland. It was a cloudy blustery sort of morning with the wind making some interesting clays, we hooked up with Trevor at the ground and headed out for a friendly 100 birds.
I made my usual slow start and by midway round Al had a three clay lead with Trevor way way behind, on the home stretch I made a come back needing only a couple clays on the last stand to secure victory but what a disaster, I only managed a quacksaver on the last bird leaving the door wide open for Big Gay Al, he didn’t exactly take advantage but he did do enough to pip me at the post.
Onto the leader board
Big Gay Al the smiling winner
Dereck “No hat” in second place
Trevor bringing up the rear in last place.
Couldn't hit a barn door