2nd March 2017

With Tav and Jake.

Tav digging, me clearing the bags and rocks to Jake, at the top of the slope where the spoil was stashed temporarily. Some of the rocks needed reduction in size before being moved on.

After a couple of dozen or so bags had been filled, we changed positions and moved the bags to the entrance, the rocks will stay until where they are until Saturday. The final task of the evening was to clear the bags from the entrance and empty them out. Emptying the bags turned out to be rather more difficult than anticipated. The sediment had become claggier, possibly because it was ‘trampled’ material.

Tav, then set about removing the spoil he had brought out of the cave attached to his oversuit and boots.

Hopefully, now spring has arrived, according to meteorological terms, the cave should start drying out.

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist