Ephemeral letters, numbers and other markings are easy to miss, camouflaged by time; these markings are most probably Naval, dating from the 1800's. The ambiguity I feel in relation to the rights and wrongs of graffiti on trees still nags at me. At once engaged by their presence, intrigued by their story and yet still not certain it's right to mark a tree; whilst at the same time arguing internally as to whether or not I should add to the forests graffiti, something I have a desire to do. But what would I carve? Although most of the forests graffiti would have been carved on a whip, an act of spontaneity or functional, cut for forestry purpose, I over think what I would write and so mire myself in indecision.