15th August

Report by Vince.

Vince, Jon, Tav and Nick.

Jon digging, Vince cleared the filled buckets and rocks, passing them up to Tav at the top of the ‘sand pit’. Tav forwarded on the receptacles and loose rock to Nick to empty the buckets and use the stones to build a retaining in the intermediate spoil dump on one-side of the slope. There 67 loads of various descriptions.

Jon finished the session with a loud ‘crash’ when he decided to collapse some quite large and loose’ish boulders from the roof. The boulders had been situated above the position that Jon had been digging away all evening. There’s now plenty of sledge-hammer work for the next session now.

There are some interesting sedimentation layers, these were the subject of some discussion, there was of course the usual banter too.

An enjoyable and productive session.

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist!