I’ve spent a little time working out how to fit the Boltorr Dam and river bridge together.
In fact, it should not be as difficult as I first thought the problem might be.
By moving the dam southwards; ie, toward the right, I can get a reasonably realistic looking watercourse for the Boltorr Brook, and, hopefully, maintain a realistic lie of the land into the river valley.
With respect to the bridge abutments I’ve increased the size of the retaining wall on the viewing side of the line. My next task is to firmly position the dam, establish the contours of the land and the embankment, then build connecting retaining walls, render and then finish the effect in situ so that there is a unified overall effect.
Another consideration is the profile of the rear scenic break as the slopes roll off the tor towards the river valley.
I’ll go through construction of the opposing abutment in the next posting.