In a spookily serendipitous happening, Ringo hove over the horizon on September 1, 2009. A more befitting person could not have been sent my way: Ringo, aka Paul Kean, is an itinerant Australian, a Permaculture designer, a land surveyor, an earth works operator with 30 years experience and above all a passionate swale lover. How pat is that! Ringo stayed a few days at pointReturn and dug a swale putting out a virtuoso performance. What came out was a text-book swale. Pertinently for the A-Team, Ringo’s swale, as it has come to be called, needed no hand dressing. To boot, it turned out to be pretty too, as lovingly built swales invariably are.