Heavy rain showers continued for the rest of the day and by 8pm we were back at the lavvu. I walked up the side of the mountain behind the lavvu to try and find dry fire wood amongst the Mountain Birches and found I bird I had not expected to see….a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Picoides minor, about the same size as a Chaffinch, and as I collected fire wood I soon found why it was there….here is its nest
We were early to bed and hoped for an improvement in the weather next morning.
When we awoke our hopes had been fulfilled. Here is the view out of the lavvu
We opened up the front of the lavvu and made a fire inside to cook breakfast and help dry it out
It was so nice to be out in the sunshine
We fished for a couple of hours
and admire the sunny scenery
But as the wind started to blow again, we decided it was time to head home.
My total catch was 22 Grayling which I was very happy with.
I spent the evening in the forest fishing but caught nothing
and it was such a lovely night with the full moon