22nd November 2016

With Jake and Tav.

It’s been a tad damp over the past few days; I got a report of Chamber’s 3 and 20 in Wookey Hole flooding, the wettest seen in 20 years and as I drove past Gough’s Cave in Cheddar this morning that too, was spewing torrents of water. How this has affected Hallowe’en Rift we shall found out soon.

But first, there’s the pile of bags and rock in the entrance to clear. Tav and I on the surface sharing the hauling with Jake loading the skips. 61 skip loads out to the surface and while Tav volunteered to empty the bags Jake and I headed off to the end to dig some more.

There were a couple of small puddles along the approach, just damp enough to ease the passage of the skip, at the dig it was dry. Jake set about filling bags and I hauled them up the slope, stockpiled a few loads before Tav arrived at the haul and shuttle.

Another 25 skip loads were removed to the surface, bags hung up on the line and we were done.

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist