9th July

We’re back and we have been busy!

Vince, Roz, Jake, Nick, Duncan, Tav and Mike.

As has become the norm we met in the village and got changed at the cave.

It was the usual warm trip through the cave to the dig. Jake was first to arrive, so he was elected to dig (by me, no-one else was there yet anyway). I started to clear the filled buckets away when Nick turned up to help followed by Roz. Nick came forward and was delegated ‘step digger’ and a bucket platform was required. Unfortunately, Jake was digging down faster than the steps were being cut. It is a deep hole and it get’s noticeably deeper every digging session. Some interesting sediment layers were the subject of discussion and speculation.

All too soon it was time to leave, the last bucket filled, tools stashed out of harm’s way and off we went. Comments were made on the fine spoil retaining wall as we passed.

At the entrance, we changed, refreshments retrieved from cooling in the leat and some chill-out time ensued. It’s very peaceful in the Wookey Hole ravine in the late evening.

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist!