10th June 2017

With Nick, Tav, Jake, Matt, Brockers and Jonathon.

Brockers and Jonathon went off to the end to clear the debris and fill bags, after reeling in the wire. Matt was in the Tuck Shop, Jake at the top of the slope and I was on the haul and shuttle. Nick and Tav were on the surface looking after spoil management and other things.

Initially, a steady flow of rocks and filled bags came from the end. Then, towards the end of the session, things slowed, so I took the opportunity to go up to the dig and see the damage for myself. The outcome from the last bout of rock engineering was disappointing, the small gap had closed-down, just solid rock. Straight ahead (south-west) and to the left, the passage is choked with calcite and sediment but this is going in the wrong direction. Back in the east-west fissure the is a narrow gap leading north and downwards, I have already paid some attention to this but it was not very effective. Paul had cleared-out some of the debris and another shot might be more successful. I will try and get something sorted for Tuesday evening.

And that was it really…time for the pub.

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist