9th January

Report by Vince

Vince, Nick, Jon and Mike. Duncan and Connor Roe did their own thing.

It’s been a while, so we thought we’d go and check the water level. There was some torrential rain this afternoon, so we weren’t too confident about the prospects of getting some digging done. However, as we progressed through the cave there were indications that it might not be as wet as expected.

On arrival at the sand pit we were pleased to find that is was dry and we were able to get on with some digging. Nick “the mole” led the way, he’s been out of action for a couple of weeks and was chomping at the bit, Mike was clearing away Nick’s spoil mostly in an effort not to get buried. The spoil was shovelled down onto the accumulating heap. Jon and I spent the evening levelling the spoil and creating a platform. Hopefully, this will enable us to continue digging in wetter conditions, the ladder can be used as a bridge if necessary.

By the end of the session progress had been made and it’s beginning to look rather interesting. A couple more sessions and things might start to become clearer and reveal something positive. We departed, satisfied with a productive evening.

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist!