|John C on the penultimate layer before corbelling. John S is backing up, John O is - stunned!|
|The Gloucester lads on the attack.|
|You want sand, you get sand.|
|Just like doing dishes, really. Keith has got his Marigolds on.|
|When I nod my head, you hit it with a hammer...|
Fully rested and strengthened with lunch, the Gloucester lads attacked the wall again. Here we can see them laying those 200 reds, backing up the 300 blues laid on Wednesday. This is what they are here for, to gain experience on the job, and with us they have the opportunity to do so. We are helping each other.
All in all, we laid 650 bricks today, a very satisfying result. At the end of the day, the site looked like this:
|The beginning of the wall is slowly receding into the distance....|
As we approach the half way mark, the consensus is that we will then back fill the wall that we will have completed, before moving on to the second half towards the signal box. We need to get in drainage and pea gravel around it, before using a small dumper to fill the void behind the wall.
CRC2a and CRC2b, if you like.