23rd May 2015

With Nick and Tav, Tangent was a little late on parade. Nick and Tav were doing the work at the end, I was at the T Junction transferring the filled bags from skip to skip and, when Tangent
arrived he took up position in the pot, where the bags were stashed ready to be cleared out later in the session. 30’odd bags were filled and an
assortment of rocks including some degraded flowstone. The way ahead is
anywhere you feel like digging at the moment, it is, as always, just
wait and see how things develop. All the spoil was then hauled out to the surface
and bags emptied ready for when they are needed next session. Down in the deep dark wood the Hallowe’en Rift diggers had a series of encounters until…


But who is this creature with terrible claws
And terrible teeth in his terrible jaws?
He has knobbly knees and turned-out toes
And a poisonous wart at the end of his nose.
His eyes are orange, his tongue is black;
He has purple prickles all over his back.

“Oh help! Oh no!

It’s A. G’ruffalo!” He’s come to join us at midday to help haul out and empty the bags.

If you want to see more of the gruffalo follow the link to www.gruffalo.com

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist