6th December 2018: With Duncan, Jonathon,
Nick, Tav and Alex
The trip through Chamber 20
didn’t appear to be much wetter than last week, in spite of the recent rain. At
the sand dig, the water level had risen c.150-200mm and was encroaching into
the alcove. Everything at the bottom of the dig was slippery, the self-digging
hadn’t occurred, and the large, precarious slab of rack was still overhead.
After some protracted discussion, it was decided that the rock needs to be
dealt with before digging can continue [relatively] safely, some chemical
persuasion is required, it will be done!
Tav suggested that we
might re-locate the retaining wall and so create extra spoil dumping space,
this seemed a good idea so, that’s what we did for the evening.
I had a less than
comfortable trip out of the cave, the sole of my boot had decided to become
detached and go solo, one moccasin is not great for caving – or one socked foot