28th June 2014

With Nick and Jake.

Nick has just returned after a few weeks away working in Russia and Jake wasn’t around last weekend so carried out the digging duties between them, while I took up position in Witches Cauldron to haul the bags back and stack them in the pot. Digging is relatively comfortable and the pot has been filled to capacity making it a little more snug to get out of it. There are a lot of bags to be removed out to the surface for emptying at a later date. At the end of the session I went up to the end to look at the progress made. The rift appears to be well developed and is roomy, unfortunately it’s currently filled with sediment! The east side looks clean-washed, the west side has what appears to be a rather large ‘stal’ boss and flowstone, not yet fully exposed, if it gets wet it might make it interesting to get up and down from the dig. The way ahead is still trending in a ~northerly direction, which is where we want to go, and the draught was good today. Time for the Hunter’s.

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist