Another utterly wrong headline from the Mail: ‘Stone me! Divorced pensioner who spent 14 years shifting rocks across a beach to stop cliff erosion finally calls it a day’.
Actual body of the story confirms:
Over the past 14 years he has put in a staggering 8,736 hours and shifted hundreds of thousands of stones weighing more than 200 tonnes.
But divorcee Michael now fears he may have to end his campaign – because the beach has run out of rocks.
‘It’s baffling – for 14 years this has never happened. I don’t know what’s going on,’ he said.
‘Usually every year the stones just come in with the sea, but this year we haven’t had any.’
The father-of-two has vowed to continue his rock-rolling habit but acknowledged that, because of a lack of rock, he might have to cut back on his daily workout.
‘I won’t give up, I’m going to carry on for as long as I can,’ he said.
‘I hope to still be doing it when I’m 100, but perhaps I’ll just do it four days then instead of six.
‘I can’t stop now, it’s like a drug to me. It’s a real labour of love because I come down here whatever the weather, in spring, summer, autumn and winter.
‘It keeps me fit and it’s not hard work – I love it.
Yes, he’s finally ‘calling it a day’ alright.