Nearly broke my back compacting the roadbase by hand with a metal mallet. No pain no progress!!
The first course of Terrace blocks are laid. Not too shabby although not entirely professional either. If we thought the worst of it was over now, we had another few courses to go!
Here you can see three courses of Terrace blocks with dirt ready to backfill.
Da-dah!! All four courses laid and not looking too bad. We didn't put down a string line to create a dead straight wall. With all the natural scrub and barely anything angular about it, we decided to see how best we'd go on dead reckoning. We're pleased with how it turned out.
Here is another view of the four course wall, almost completely backfilled to a flat surface. Time to get cracking on the cut side now. I'm exhausted just thinking about it!! To think it was all done by hand too. The only machines employed was ourselves and some trusty hand tools. Not a job for the unfit or undetermined but worthwhile in the end.