6th May

Report by Tav:

Mike, Tav, Nick, Dunc, Jake

A larger team tonight and all were gainfully employed. Some rocks were moved from the approach slope to add to the spoil retaining wall in the pit while Dunc surveyed the previously unsurveyed passages in this part of the cave. Digging commenced with Mike burrowing his way up the slope beyond the U-Bend and kicking the spoil down to Tav who filled the buckets. These were passed to Nick in the narrow rift who manhandled them down the line to Dunc and Jake. Another solid night’s work with the usual 20-25 buckets worth of spoil removed. There’s a lot more room to manoeuvre now and as anticipated Mike reported that the digging was getting easier as digging progressed. Positions 2 and 3 remain particularly hot and sweaty. No draught to speak of tonight, anywhere. Out for another well-earned beer in the ravine.”

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist!