Wooplaw re-re-visited, or whatever it is now ... we go there often enough that I should probably just say "Wooplaw" and leave it at that. So - Wooplaw.
Yesterday we went back to Wooplaw to do some more work on the walls around the stone bridge (see posts of 20th ult. and before). I'm happy to report that this time nothing had been pushed over, and it was all pretty much as we'd left it.
Mike had got there early and made a start on digging out for the foundations for the main wall - now re-routed a bit further from the ditch, in the hope that it now won't fall into it again.
Having had a bit of a think about the way the parapet could join on to the wall, I'd kind of decided that as long as no-one objected, I'd like to curve the wall around and join it on to the parapet that way. No-one did, so Stephen and I set about doing just that. Meanwhile Mike got on with continuing the 'main' wall down to the bridge.
The parapet isn't big - only a foot and a half or so tall - and we built the curve down to meet it, so it didn't take long to join the two together.
Dave from the Wooplaw group turned up after a bit, and gave Mike a hand with the big stones for the foundation of the main wall.
And there was another visitor taking an interest in our wall - less helpful, but still very welcome ...
By lunchtime, we'd finished off the coping on the parapet.
And by the end of the day, the main foundation stones for the wall were in place as well.
I may well be (well, more like definitely am) biased, but I think the stone bridge is really starting to look the part.
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