Tuesday, January 12, 2010
In my travels I am always looking out for historic examples of dry stone walls. In the summer of 2008 I was working on a dry stone wall for a customer near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. I drove the same route almost everyday on my way to the site.
It wasn't until one day a woman stopped by and asked some questions about the wall I was working on . We got to talking and she asked me if I knew about the wall down the road. The lunch bell rang (hahaha) and I grabbed my tools and headed down the road to see if I could find this old wall. I must have driven up and down that road for about a 1/2 an hour and then finally pulled into this small park entrance to have my lunch. My eyes followed the line of the driveway and I was amazed to see this dry stone wall. It is about 1000ft in length and approx. 3 to 4 ft in height. I guess you never know whats just around the corner.