Construction of Loch Ines
On the 18th of November 2006 we started to create the new pond.
Lifting the turf
The turf accountant
Turf accountant’s assistant
A little tiring!
Nearly there? As if!
Ines very kindly helped us with the heavy work
The dugout earth is used to make an embankment
Journey to the centre of the Earth
Is it deep enough yet? No!
The whole hole at last!
Carpeting the pond?? You must be mad!
Yes. Carpeting the pond protects the butyl liner from puncture
The rain helps to fill the pond
We now leave the pond to settle for a month or so
A month or so later we start to turf the banks
Pond digging is not for those with a nervous disposition
Time for a rest - at least for some
Julie: a turf-laying expert
We’re getting there
A well-deserved rest for Julie and her mum and dad: we hope to regain use of our floor soon.
When it comes to wading in cold water, Julie’s the lass to call! (the water lily is going in)
Laying the gravel
Can be tiring
Are we glad it’s finished? You bet!
It’s finished at last! 14 April 2007
Finally: Loch Ines as we imagined – at the height of summer!