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Finished, despite the rain and aided by Pink Floyd

Finished the second third of the long wall and have now been requested by the owner of the third section to complete that too!



First time walling in heavy rain - not fun; slipping and sliding in mud - not fun. Finally sorted out headphones to make walling to music possible - great fun!
Somehow, Pink Floyd's The Wall seemed quite appropriate! (Apart from the lyrics, 'tear down the wall' perhaps!)

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