5th July 2018: Jake, Jonathon, Nick, Brockers, Duncan and Tav.
The spoil removal team:
Jake, Jonathon, Nick and Brockers, got on with digging out the sediment,
breaking up boulders with the new sledge hammer, and loading the resulting
debris into the skip. The spoil dispersal team: Duncan, me and Tav, hauled the
skip up the slope and emptied its contents on to the ever-growing spoil heap. This
procedure repeated over and over, until the clock passed beer o’clock when we
left the cave. Plenty of spoil shifted, plenty more to shift!
28th June 2018: Tav, Jon, Mike, Jake and Nick.
Tav’s account, I finished work too late. “Removed the usual steady stream of sand and clay which further exposed the group of large boulders in the floor of the pot. With the aid of the full team, two of these were later physically manhandled up on to the upper ledge.”