Our call for more help resulted in Hamish Balfour turning up for a farewell trip,before leaving for New Zealand.This meant the bucket rope could be lengthened & we soon were 4 feet further down exposing an alcove.But we lost the draught! 4 days later we returned & after a chiselling epic ,the draught & hole appeared. Now we will have to shift the chisseled rocks out before we can continue.We will return.
Jim & Mark went down on14.9.06 to have a proddle with the BIG bar. It didn’t go in more thana foot before hitting bedrock.So it looks like back to the hammer & chisel.It was pouring down outside & not much drier inside, so we had a lookround to see where all the water was going to. Amazing the number of sinks there are around this hole. Talking about capping, Has Johnny gone walkabout, again?.
Thanks to Bill & Simon for capping the end dig. See MMMMC photo album for Javelin’s revenge on Jim Newton. Mark Wild was to blame. Lionel
Jim/Li/Mark et al. Created a couple of bucket’s worth of rubble in Javelin- probably not worth going to tidy it up just yet. Johnny