24 June 2009 19:27:59
Got busy on the stone circle area today.
We moved the sand to the circle area - Hubbie shovelled and I wheeled the barrow.
Then I raked and levelled it. We were a bit short so went and bought two additional bags of sand. We then firmed the sand by placing a plank on the area and walking on the plank, to distribute the weight more evenly than you might do by simply stamping on the sand directly. It took a while, moving the plank each time, to eventually cover the whole area. There was a bit more sand adjusting, dictated by the spirit level.
Then we worked out a centre point to the circle, to start laying from there. Hubbie started to lay the pieces, tapping them down with the hammer, on top of a piece of wood, and measuring with the spirit level. This latter is slow and hard going as any dips or heaps in the sand are now obvious and have to be rectified. Despite this area being measured with spirit level at each step, there is still ongoing adjustment : (
So, this job will take a few days, I reckon. Pictures of these steps are in the 'new borders' album for anyone interested.