Another day of glorious
Yorkshire weather today!
The wall of rain and mist gradually did clear and our friends from
brought the sunshine with them and it did stay; only temporarily disappearing
behind the occasional cloud.
The tarpaulins did come in useful though to cover
the trenches that were slowly turning into swimming pools
|Photo by John Asher|
Today we backfilled three trenches, photographed and recorded what was left. Now only trenches 6 and 7 are being actively worked upon - we are doing some ‘serious trowelling’, which puts into question what we were doing before.
|Trench 2, Farmstead 2 - Photo by John Asher|
The camaraderie and enduring optimism, plus the addition of excellent and very welcoming ginger cake, really made the rain and the wind seem quite irrelevant today. The archaeology and the madness of all the different people digging defies the weather. But having said that, naturally we have backed out of digging tomorrow and become cowards as the weather forecast doesn’t look at all good.
So hopefully back to the remaining trenches on Thursday!