Last week I walked along Harlech Road, on the north slope of High West. I'd gone to take a photo of the war department boundary stone #18, which lies just a few feet down the slope below the road.
I'd looked carefully along the road before, but only ever found this one stone. On this day though, I happened to be walking the opposite direction from usual - up instead of down. Maybe that's why I spotted stone #11, a little further up the path, but on the slope above the road.
Of course, once you know where to look.... A short walk and there was stone #10, also several feet up the slope from the road.
I wonder how large this war department lot was?
There were plenty of military sites along Harlech Road. At the western end was the Artillery Observation Post. At the eastern end, the road was overlooked by Mount Austin Barracks, and in the central section there was the rifle range.
But I don't think the lot would cover all of them. My guess is that this lot covered High West, possibly including the butts of the firing range.
Another question is the shape of the lot. It's strange that stones #11 and #18 are so close - where did stones #12-17 go?
Finding stones #10 and #11 was a lucky surprise. It was the end of the day, so time to head home, and also time to flee the mosquitoes. I'll go back for a another look when the weather cools down.