Saturday went as expected with the digs pushed at the top of Fox aven and the Dye Hard inlet, with both stiil looking promising for further gains. We were a little bit wary of the forcast thunderstorms so the digging was cut short a little but we needent have worried as we saw nothing untill late evening when we had a biblical 15 mins of storm. Good fun wathcing AlexR's tent which was only 25m away totally dissapear into the murk and rain. Glad I wasn't in it.
On Sunday the novice and and the stal sample collection trips had been canceled due to the rubbish forcast but again sods law dictated the water levels were good and it did not rain untill mid afternoon by which time we were back in the pub.
Due to the forcast we decided to have a run down the caves of Howstean and then a short trip into Canal cave with only Alex reaching the end. Next was Nidd Heads where we splashed around all the non diver accessible stuff of which there is a supprising amount. The long duck to sump 1 was just open but not even Alex fancied it. Both the above caves are well worth the effort to visit if you are in the area.
Whilst we were there a very famous southern cave diver
turned up for a couple of days diving. Take note Benfool.
All in all a good weekend with good mates.
More here: https://www.facebook.com/Black-Sheep-Diggers-381281961884165