29th November 2016

With Nick, Tav and Jake.

A cold evening with an easterly wind, but the sky was clear and we had a fantastic view of the stars.

Underground it was quite a bit warmer. As I drilled the holes to continue the passage expansion at the bottom of the rift at the current end of Merlin’s the rest of the team filled more bags. Nick digging, Tav hauling up the slope and loading the skip to Jake, who was on the haul and shuttle. When I had finished the holes Nick, Tav and Jake went to the entrance to clear the spoil that was stacked there – 75 skip loads of bags and rock out to the surface.

Meanwhile I had completed my task and it was time to lock up and make our way off the hill. It wasn’t too long before we were warming up in the Hunter’s Lodge Inn.

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist