Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Going for a Wall in the Park.


We went for a simple very traditional style dry stone wall in Topaz Park this time at the Victoria Highland Games. It was built with random shaped basalt material from Squamish B.C. 

There was a section of the 16 foot wall we left unfinished so that people could see a cross section of a wall with the  through stones and the hearting revealed.

Even though we were a bit hard to find we were happy with the lovely site we had to work in this year, tucked under a grove of mature trees, away from most of the main events.  

We had a lot of fun talking to the people who did find us and many of the onlookers who came by learned how a proper dry stone wall is built and why we build walls without mortar. 

Some of the repeat visitors to the games told us they were expecting something more dazzling with arches and loops, more like what we built during the big Victoria Day event last year, and the year before. 

I guess we've become our very own hard act to follow.

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