27th September 2014

With Jake, Nick and Tav.

Jake and Tav on digging duties, I settled down in the pot and Nick got the shuttling job because he was late on parade. A bit of frenetic action as the remaining rocks were removed from the dig and then some fairly steady bag filling. It was reported back that digging was much easier without the boulder in the way. 30 bags were quickly filled so the number was made up 40 before we moved back to clear the bags to the surface. Nick had made an impressive stack of bags in the entrance almost up to the ledge. The cave is very dry at the moment, almost dusty and this makes emptying the bags relatively rapid and the bags are cleaner. Jake stayed a while longer at the dig to batter some more boulders, he reports that there is a possible lower bedding plane beginning to appear – time will tell! To the pub for refreshment.

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist