17th August


Finished work at home at a reasonable time, so I decided to head over to HR and reduce the boulders there to manageable pieces rather than going over early Saturday to do it. The large boulder turned out to be a bit of a pig – it was heavily mineralised and just wouldn’t fracture easily. Lots of rolling it around and taking off lumps. Eventually, it was done but used all the battery power. It was then that I started to prod the long bar here and there and managed to bring down another substantial lump of rock and loosen another. The result of this action is that I will have to return early on Saturday to deal with these large lumps of rock.

In amongst the jumble of boulders in the pot (Soft South) is more displaced calcite, these flowstone fragments are upside down. Photo taken 17th August 2021.

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist