There has been a bit of a gap in posts though no gap in the digging - however, after yesterday's visit there might be.
The initial 'roof space' was dug out up to the stal curtain (just visible in the last post's shot) - the first snap is of Dave R at that point. The passage now has a working title - Bronson Crawl (after the character in the film The Great Escape who was claustrophobic and feared premature burial). To get there from the initial Coughin' Level you have to squeeze through a calcite slot - it was suggested we call it The Gates of Eden - though given the name of our fellow digger, it was called The Gates of Yeadon - see the snap of Badlad on the other side of it.
After we reached the curtain, another similar stretch of roof passage ran on the same bearing. We dug this out - snap of Bones at the limit of that. Beyond was a tiny arch and hole - we dug that out to a right angled bend - snap of Dave R's legs fast disappearing. Dave engaged his 'corkscrew' tunnelling mode and spun round and removed sand at the same tie - remarkable. See snaps of Dave's legs and boots - imagine them spinning round at a grand old speed!
Beyond as an extremely tight twist and wrestle into another roof pocket at the point where the passage turned another right angle to regain the same rough bearing. The way on was draughting - small hole but sandy continuation. We've now added about 30m of horizontal passage to the pot.
A team of Badlad, Bones, Dave, Lynn, Mick and your correspondent returned yesterday to find the lower cave flooded. The tide had gone out a little though foam on the roof showed it had recently filled up. We shifted all the bags we loaded up on the last trip up into the higher chamber.
We will go back on Sunday to see if the flood waters have retreated.