Apparently there has been some reference to hailstone ‘melting’ in blogs on your recent story on the controversial asphalting of the Brunswick Heads breakwater wall.
I can appreciate the humour, but to enlighten those commentators, hailstone is volcanic stone. The name comes from the way in which showers down like hail from volcanic activity.
Prized for its hardness and durability, the wearability of a compressed hailstone walkway comes back to the percentage of the material used in the walkway’s construction.
Hailstone was compressed and used in the walkway between the old Brunswick Heads tennis courts and the bowling club.
Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads