4th July

Report by Vince

Vince, Mike, Jon, Nick and Tav

There’s been a short break between digging sessions as sometimes happens when work and personal commitments all come together. A good number of the team gathered for this evening’s session though.

As usual it was a warm trip through Chamber 20 to the dig. Jon and Nick entered the ‘dig-pit’ to fill the buckets. Tav was at the top of the pit, transferring the loaded buckets and occasional rock into the skip hauled up-slope by Vince. Mike was dealing with the sediment re-distribution. The downside of lubricating the slope with a regular splash of water is that the hauling position becomes quite mucky and overalls become mud plastered, and damp!

Mike waits for the first buckets to arrive.

It didn’t take long for the diggers to settle into a steady rhythm, there wasn’t much time between loads, a total of 90 loads were dispersed, mostly buckets.

All went rather smoothly, there were no mishaps, nor any character assassination (not much anyway) and it was an enjoyable evening session.

But all good things come to an end and it was pub time!

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist!