Friday, June 21, 2013

Day Ten: Closing

Today was the last day of the trip. We finished up the wall, and subsequently focused more on cleaning up and writing. As the day continued though, most of us grew a little restless, so we decided to play some croque and have a bonfire with our precious few hours left on Old Farm. We entered the final hours of the trip exhausted, but invigorated from a great week of work, adventure and writing. I think many of us finally found that country grit that Alistair had been talking so much about (I'm looking at you Lucas) and we had a great final day.

Cleaning in The Morning

Writing in The Afternoon


The Bonfire

One Last Glimpse of The Loch

Our Wall: Complete

I know we all had an amazing time getting to know one another, building stone walls and writing, and I hope one day we will be able to bring our children, or even grandchildren to see what we did for one week out of our summer in 2013 (I apologize for stealing your thought, parent of a kid on the trip whose name Alistair wouldn't share, but this is a beautiful one).

Thank you to all the people who made this trip possible, thank you all who participated and finally, thank you all for reading.

-A Wallbuilder

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Day Nine: Tapering Off

Today was a little more downbeat, the main photo contributor was "grounded" so that he could focus more on his college supplements... So the result was a more domestically-minded post, but all the same, progress was made on the wall. Today was also primarily writing focused for the entire group because we are running out out time to build our wall and so, as can you can see in the second picture (at the very edge of the picture), Alistair has established a terminus on the stone wall for our trip.

The Wall Looking Like A Real Wall

Almost Done!

Back To Writing

The Gang Working Hard

At the end of the day Alistair asked us all to write a short letter to ourselves after we graduate college and then put them in a time capsule where he will retrieve them and send them to us after we graduate. 

A Picture of The Loch From The End of The Wall

Also, today we obliterated the 100 viewer mark (for a single day, 150 and counting). Thank you all for reading :)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Day Eight: Halfway There!

About Halfway Done! (Day's End)

A Local Inhabitant

And The Other Local, Thoroughly Enjoying His Improvised Throne

The Falls

Loch at The End of The Day

Monday, June 17, 2013

Day Seven: Back to The Wall

As the title suggests, after the weekend we finally got back to the wall today


Chris Was Soaking Up The Grit

Day's End 

After dinner we had two very special guests, Mike and Allan, who came to teach us how to make walking sticks

Our Walking Sticks

Chris And His Antler

Sarah Working Hard

Finally, it turned out that Allan was an excellent accordion player, and he and Gaby (and Sarah) all serenaded us before we went off to bed

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Day Six: The "Hike"

We had another day off, so we all got some much needed sleep in the morning and then took a hike in the afternoon, which turned out to be a little more than I think any of us were expecting.

The Uphill Trek

.... after an hour of near-vertical clambering (I guess that's what these Scots call 'hikes')

The View From The Top

Chris, Soaking It All In

The Girls

More Artsy Boot Photography (Anna's, of course)

Group hug on the mountaintop

The Trek Back Down

Alistair in His Hiding Spot

(Edit: Perspective of The Hill From The House)