Balancing stones appears difficult, but turns out not to be so

Not long ago we visited the Isle of Wight for the day – if you remember, for the Isle of Wight Steam Railway’s anniversary Diesel Gala, and my chat with Alan.

On our somewhat circuitous coastal way back to the Fishbourne ferry, we stopped  at Seaview, strolled through the Alan Hersey Nature Reserve, stopping in its bird hide to view the wildlife, and afterwards walked along the nearby beach.

Now, a beach walk is not something that’s possible in Lightwater, no matter its many attractions. While ambling along the beach, some way ahead by a breakwater, I spotted a young man balancing stones on top of one another.

Curious me, I stopped and chatted to him, and learned that he picked up the stones at random and sought a flat part of the stone on which to balance it. It didn’t appear to be as difficult as I’d imagined, especially as the collection of stones on the beach appeared perfectly suited to the task.

I took some photos of his work, click on images to expand.

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