Roz isn’t a fan of bulls and was less than impressed to be told that ‘bully’ was in the field we were about to walk through. She walked a wide diversion to the stile into the wood.
In the cave, 6no. short holes (300mm) drilled, at the current end of Merlin’s, gone back to the south-west lead. Got two of the long holes (460mm) complete and was on the third when, disaster struck ( a bit of melodrama!), yellow sparks, smoke, the acrid smell of electrical burning, the drill – dead, or, at least dying. Had to make-do with the hole that had been drilled, applied plenty of tamp, did the best that could be done. Will have to wait until the weekend to see the results.