With Alex, Tav and Nick.
Went to the end with Tav and cleared the debris and some sediment from the dig, Nick did the hauling back to the pot and Alex hauling and shuttling from Stal Bend back to the base of the entrance. It should be noted that the hauling ropes we are using were donated by the late Willie Stanton – it’s very satisfying to know that diggers are still helping diggers! When the dig was cleared of spoil I did my bit for the “enlargement process” while the rest of the team cleared the spoil accumulated at the bottom of the entrance out to the surface.
Still looks very interesting at the end, although the way ahead is impeded by some calcifications there is still a good echo. Time will tell I suppose.
When all was clean and tidy job was completed and we retired to the Hunter’s for refreshment.