24th December 2015


The day started with a trip over to the supplier in some very heavy rain. Of course there was the usual chat, a coffee, a mince pie and time slipped by.

Back at home I was a little peeved to find that one of the drill batteries appears to have died so a rethink was necessary regarding hole depth and numbers.

By the time I got to the farm the rain had ceased and it was a pleasant stroll up the hill to the cave. There were a few puddles along the passage and it was a bit damp at the dig but generally it was ok. Drilled the required holes in the rocks, charged, retreated to a safe position and fired. I retrieved the wire as that will be needed Tuesday when we begin another little project in a cave nearby.

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist