15th November 2016

With Jake, Tav and Nick.

It was a foggy night, we mooched up the hill but didn’t quite locate the stile and had to search for it – just for a few moments!

On arrival at Hallowe’en Rift; Jake, Tav and myself set about clearing the spoil left at the weekend from the entrance while Nick headed up to the dig to wrestle the fractured rock free from the sediment.

There were 60 skip loads of spoil removed from the entrance and one frog, but I’m not sure that the frog didn’t return as I saw one just like it disappearing into a small gap between some rocks.

While Tav emptied the bags out on the surface Jake and I headed up to the end of Merlin’s to free Nick from a surplus of rock debris and bags. Jake clearing and loading the skips while I was on the haul and shuttle. Another 15 skip loads out to the surface and we decided to call it a day. The fractured rock, however remains, somewhat depleted but still there, a job for Saturday with the drill and caps!

As we walked down to the farm it was raining steadily.

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist