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The Ocean Forest golf course (ranked #eighty four in the world) is situated on St. Simons Island within the resort of Sea Island, Georgia. First we returned to ‘The Gathering of Stones ‘ website to put the final arch in place and to make plans for the final push to completion of our dry stone monument. Then with little respite the clan regrouped on Inis Oirr Island for our annual trip out to Féile na gCloch (Festival of Stone). However before I had time to soak up the fun had on Inis Oirr island, I had to rush dwelling to repack my bag to catch my flight to a different great stone competition on another great little island.

On the last day of the festival the two tons of potatoes used had been donated by Dry Stone Canada to Loving Spoonful in Kingston, supplying 26 Kingston teams including hot meal packages and homeless shelters. Nearly all of the stone for the solar challenge was built using Mocha Limestone donated by Upper Canada Stone It was decided to make use of the local island karst limestone for the features, namely, the small moongate (sun portal) and the cantilevered seats.

In association with Bord na Mona, The Gathering of Stones shall be an occasion where wallers and masons from everywhere in the world in addition to individuals with an curiosity in Irish dry stone walls will come together. Below the instruction and guidance of the DSWAI they’ll build a beautiful communal stone installation that can act as a everlasting monument to all events and gatherings that may happen throughout The Gathering 2013. Ocean Forest is a reasonably private affair and most of the people are even unaware of its existence.

In accordance with the Legendary Dartmoor page: If ever you happen to be around any old Dartmoor farm buildings you could probably notice a small holed stone or pebble sat on a window ledge. In many circumstances the precise stone with a gap via it is going to be flint which suggests as such a stone will not be naturally occurring on Dartmoor it was ‘imported’.

Often if the constructing has a lock with a key nonetheless in it there may well be a similar wanting holed stone tied to the top of it. These are often called Hex, or extra generally elsewhere, as Hag Stones and their tradition dates back to the time when witches rode along the hedgerows at night. Amazingly enough, though no farmer at the moment would admit to conserving such a stone for any superstitions reasons they will be hard pushed to half with one.

The big angled stone in the centre (gnomon) is angled parallel to the earth’s axis, paying tribute to the primary gnomon model sundials invented within the late 1300’s. The stone seating space within the courtyard between the outdated stone forest and new buildings is an extension of the sculpture, with the time capsule placed underneath the stone mosaic in the floor, an emblem of the school’s confidence in its future.

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