With a new set of GPS coordinates Robertson touches down in Wiarton, Ontario for a day of working in a rock quarry. Not just any rock quarry: a flag stone quarry, where the product has to be handled by hand to preserve its condition and its market price. He uses hand tools to separate the layers and shape the slabs and then heads into the cutting room to help make the bigger slabs and blocks. He’s dusty, sweaty and exhausted, but grateful that he has never had to resort to doing this for a living.
Then, in North West River, Labrador, Robertson faces a tough new boss and even
greater challenges at the local saw mill. A full day of cutting the trees and dragging
them to the truck by hand is topped off by a hand sawing and log splitting
competition – just for the fun of it.