27th February 2016

With Tav.

Just the two of us again this week. Tav came armed with a newly acquired shiny red mattock to ease spoil removal and it was his turn to dig with me doing the clearing away and hauling. The shiny red mattock did indeed seem to be very effective and bags were being filled quickly although the mattock did not remain very shiny for too long. Along the way I found two bags that had somehow been left behind last week and Tav filled another 38 bags to add an impressive stack in the entrance, and there were some rocks as well. Then came the hardest part of the session clearing the 40-odd skip loads to the surface and emptying the bags. That done it was time to lock up, get changed and go to the pub.

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist