Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Gibb's Island: Stone Walling

I have spent a day at Gibb's Island at the edge of Strangford Lough, working with other volunteers on the dry stone wall which traverses the island.

It is encouraging to report that we are making excellent progress since we began a few months ago. I'm really quite surprised that we have managed to erect so much.

There were six of us today, accompanied by a small herd of Galloway cattle. The rooks were cawing at the top of the trees nearby; and we saw various gulls, red-shank, green-shank and curlews. Two seals swam near us, too.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

There is another wall going up on a site between the Mullagh Quay and the Barrier.
The Planners say that since 1976
( their official map) there has been no building on this piece of land.
No harm to Lord B., he should take a look at this wall. Double faced in the best of stone with a concrete core it will last a lifetime. And will probably develop into a nice wee cottage when it dirties up sufficiently and people forget how it was never a house. Go and see.