Rod, Graham & Barry met at Coldstones on a perfect summer morning
and marvelled at the dry conditions en route to the wall. Building up
the wall corner to maintain a horizontal level required a generous depth
of stone: gathering and trimming the chosen material involved some
teamwork, fortitude, and perspiration, and conversation gave way to
grunts and groans. We blessed the dry ground and preserved just enough
energy to trudge back up the hill in the increasingly warm afternoon
sunshine, having made some useful progress on the construction.
Catriona, Rod and I met at Coldstone cut carpark in less than ideal conditions. Despite a reasonable forecast the heavens had opened and put a dampener on proceedings. After a 30 minute chat in Catriona's car we decided to venture down to the wall.
I foolishly decided that weather proofs were not needed and by the time we reached the site I was soaking wet, thankfully Rod and Catriona had made the sensible decision to don their wet weather gear.
The sun eventually broke out and we were able to build up the gate side of the wall to under topper height, by which time I had dried out.
Rod and Barry were joined at Ivin by Elaine who we haven't seen in a while. I arrived late to find that the wall they were taking down had substantial foundations which were partially held up by a small bunny rabbit. Thankfully all the dry weather meant that placing the stone out in a reasonable order did not result in it sinking into the mire.
Elaine brought us some lovely things to eat and retired at lunch time. The rest of us managed to put a few courses up in the afternoon much of which was underground.