Saturday, October 23, 2010

Gourds 3 : Bridge 1

CKWS TV did a small segment of live coverage of our stone bridge being built last Thanksgiving. The clip is full of other stuff too. It isn't possible to post the a working link here.

Anyway, The headline for the clip reads...'Dry stone wall bridge. It's a trade you don't see that often'.

How about EVER ????

The Rocktoberfest bridge building project was a wonderful once-in-a-lifetime event that could have been documented SO much better than this!

This Thanksgiving, according to this television news clip, viewers needed to see more footage of gourds than footbridges.

Oh Well.


  1. It was a real pleasure to be part of Rocktoberfest 2010. John and Mary organized a super event with live music, good food and an opportunity to work with great people. The people of Rockport were the most hospitable of communities.
    The dry stone bridge was a winner on many levels and is an example of how to build near water without causing any damage to the local ecology. Compared to a concrete and steel bridge with inevitable cement spills into water and the killing of fish etc this was an example of near zero impact, minimum carbon footprint and sustainability into the next century. It is also good to look at.
    So congratulations John and Mary for on a job well done and an unforgettable event.
    Patrick McAfee

  2. It's wonderful that the wallers decided to descend on Landon Bay and help add another wonderful layer to the eco tourism destination! Now a hike through the area won't be complete without taking a photo from, and of, that bridge!