Drystone Retaining Wall: The portal

This water meter happens to fall right in the path of the wall. It wasn’t possible (or advisable) to move it, so I went around it. In the next image, you can see how little room I had to work with below the cover. I use a few spoonfuls of mortar to help bond the smallest stones immediately below the opening. It was great fun to build, but very time-consuming.