8th August 2015


At the entrance I grabbed 20 empty bags off the drying line and headed into the cave. there were still 5 empty bags at the end left over from the last session so I bagged up some loose sediment and gravel and then set about barring out some of the blasted rock. Any oversized lumps were reduced to a more manageable size with the sledge hammer and all the rock was stacked in the pot. My only problem was an earworm – Abba tunes! must have been the other day when I caught a bit of ‘Mamma Mia’ on the TV. Anyway rock stashed and fifteen bags filled with gravel and sediment, most of the blasted rock has been cleared out of the way so digging should be easier next session. Although access to Toil and Trouble is now blocked by bags. Time to head out for refreshments at the Hunter’s.

Oh! Just remembered that I also put the short iron ladder down to aid access down into the dig.

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist