With Tav. Unfortunately, Jake and the Grampian team were delayed too long in Reservoir hole and couldn’t make it.

We went straight up to the current end of Merlin’s to get the rock engineering done. 6no. holes this time; 2no. in fractured rock overhead, 1no. in the rift going north, and 3no. in flake of rock in the floor. It didn’t take too long and we soon back at the entrance. Before setting the charge off we decided to shift a couple of dozen loads of spoil up to the surface, mostly bags but a few rocks too.

Job done we headed down to the farm where we spent some time chatting to Mark, the farmer. At a local, well known hostelry we met up with Jake and co. and a jolly time was had by all!