3rd February

Vince, Jake, Nick, and Tav

Nick brought along his 36v cordless drill; me, I had a bag full of hand tools. The team assembled and set-off to the cave.

At the dig Nick, Jake and Tav headed along to the current end while I concentrated on widening the slot above the spoil heap. It quickly became clear that my attempts were going to prove fruitless and another, more dramatic, solution might be required, some food for thought. I joined the others.

Progress at the current end of the dig can be described as slow but steady, the constriction is slowly succumbing to the continuous chiselling there are some sediment-filled voids which aid progress; and the air quality remains good. The sediment is loosely packed and claggy, every now and then an air-filled void is encountered. We remain optimistic!

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist!