PLENTY OF COMMON SENSE, LOCAL KNOWLEDGE AND KARCHER HIGH PRESSURE EQUIPMENT COME TO THE RESCUE.
How do you pressure clean stonework without water in a remote hillside location? Simple! Find a convenient natural water source adjacent to the 'problem'. As Jeremy Clarkson would say "How difficult can it be?"
Well, that water source is luckily some 50 metres away from the Mackenzie 'Come & Rest' Memorial seat location and the team's knowledge goes into 'Krypton Factor' mode. This source, originally a curling pond, thankfully was above the memorial itself.
This water source, luckily above the 'Come & Rest' project provided an answer to a huge problem of cleaning the memorial
The water source finds its way 50 metres below and towards the 'Come & Rest' Memorial Seat renovation project.
Unbelieveable! Common sense, local knowledge and the 'Karcher Factor' (and maybe some good luck?) have come together all at once! Power to the team!
Blimey! It works! The team are uplifted by the success of common sense and modern technology products. It does appear that one of the team is so excited that he takes off into the bracken to celebrate, Jock Watt cannot believe the excitement shown by his colleague.
Things have now settled down a bit and the hard work continues, the team is lifted by the success of the water source and the 'Karcher Factor'. Hugh Mackay (left) appears to have locked into something important.
Hidden treasure? North Sea Oil? No, just resetting some of the very heavy stones. Is it me or is Hugh Mackay (on his knees) showing more than a normal interest in this particular part of the memorial? North Sea oil ???? (see also above image)
Amazing to think that these stones have been in this position for well over one hundred years! Hugh has not given up yet, he has 'employed' another participant to help him in his possible quest for 'liquid gold'.
There is always time for a little light relief albeit at Alistair Cassie's expense!
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