A HISTORY IN PICTURES
2006: New Branch
This branch pathway provides an alternative route by going around (bypassing) the Wedding Bridge. It is the continuation west of where the path goes over the top of the immovable boulder described in the preceding page. All of the following photographs were taken in August 2006. Work on this section started in June of that year.
(225) ^ ^ ^ Overview of the new pathway under construction.
(226) ^ ^ ^ Digging along the route unearthed wheel barrow loads of small rocks that can be used in the construction.
(227) ^ ^ ^ The small rocks make a good base and improve subsurface drainage.
(228) ^ ^ ^ Rock edging defining the new pathway.
(229) ^ ^ ^ Closer shot of the rock border.
(230) ^ ^ ^ ^ The earlier completed pathway merging into the new section. The immovable boulder described earlier can be seen here. As already mentioned, the new pathway is designed to go over the top of it.
(231) ^ ^ ^ Nearly ready for a finishing layer of thick wood chips.
(232) ^ ^ ^ The pathway widens here to include a pleasant rest area with seating.
(233) ^ ^ ^ Finished with wood chips (looking east toward Alpen Court).
(234) ^ ^ ^ Finished with wood chips (looking west).
(235) ^ ^ ^ The top of the immovable boulder in the foreground.
(236) ^ ^ ^ Looking back the other way.
(237) ^ ^ ^ Entering the area called the Zen garden.
(238) ^ ^ ^ Zen garden area.
(239) ^ ^ ^ Zen garden taking shape.
(240) ^ ^ ^ Looking back the other way.
(241) ^ ^ ^ Footbridge crossing a natural water course.