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Re: What are your top 3?
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2021, 02:10:59 pm »
I will be back to mid Wales to check if my two digging projects are worth proceeding with or give up on them.
Also Cwmystwyth to see if any mice have been playing while the cat was away.

Meet DAB at Dinas, after all he is now a director of the ownership company.

Then I really want to try to get to western Cwffty via Parc with a modern camera, and also do my Nenthead 'Fish Trip'.
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Re: What are your top 3?
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2021, 06:45:18 pm »
I have a couple of secret squirrel projects in mind but I'm actually really looking forward to resurveying Jug Holes to a modern standard.

It would be great if we could find some of the early photographs that were in Doug's collection too.



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Re: What are your top 3?
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2021, 07:03:13 am »
I will be back to mid Wales to check if my two digging projects are worth proceeding with or give up on them.
Also Cwmystwyth to see if any mice have been playing while the cat was away.

Meet DAB at Dinas, after all he is now a director of the ownership company.

Then I really want to try to get to western Cwffty via Parc with a modern camera, and also do my Nenthead 'Fish Trip'.

You certainly will be meeting me my usual mate and Chris it’s on are list am looking forward to it Roy  :thumbsup: it’s in such a great location lnrc just around the corner & town drain etc etc I love the place  :bounce:

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Re: What are your top 3?
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2021, 09:02:07 am »
Interesting so many of the replies about your top 3, include "secret squirrel" responses. What a devious lot you all are.
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Re: What are your top 3?
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2021, 10:26:59 am »
Interesting so many of the replies about your top 3, include "secret squirrel" responses. What a devious lot you all are.

No, just mindful of the sensitivities around some of the places we've been looking at and all too aware of the likely consequences of them being discussed openly on the internet....
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Re: What are your top 3?
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2021, 12:33:32 pm »
Indeed - I tend to work on the James Bond principle. As in, if it's in the public domain, it was finished at least a year ago. But of course, he will return, in... ;)

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Re: What are your top 3?
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2021, 12:39:41 pm »
No, just mindful of the sensitivities around some of the places we've been looking at and all too aware of the likely consequences of them being discussed openly on the internet....
I was trying to make my comment a little tongue in cheek. Understood about sensitive sites and discussions ("discretion is the better part of valor"). One of my three wasn't named for exactly that reason.
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Re: What are your top 3?
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2021, 04:21:34 pm »
Well, my main hope at the moment is that the NAMHO conference can go ahead in a close to normal form. My first trip once things open up will probably be somewhere in the Peak District or possibly a Surrey trip.

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Re: What are your top 3?
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2021, 05:40:14 pm »
Lots and lots of surveying to do in one site, but sadly can't say where, but Derbyshire. Lots of digging to do in Longcliffe in Castleton, in two directions now, but both need several people in a very small space, so it's difficult at present - well, impossible. Definitely up for a return trip to Son of Longcliffe too, hopefully earlier than summer! I don't know if you ever saw this one, but me and Domee went in there in August 2018 to find the muddy wet crawls as dry as I've ever seen them. We found teeny footprints in the mud! There's also a nice shot of the coffin-level. For those unaware, this was backfilled to the roof, and we excavated about 50-70cm of airspace through the whole length of 14m to the nastiest T-junction I've ever seen. Suffice to say that way on hasn't been pushed yet...

No those footprints are very interesting as we found some exactly the same prints and walking pattern in Dale Mine at Ecton  ???
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Re: What are your top 3?
« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2021, 06:13:29 pm »
It's frogs. When we finally got in and cleared the shaft, we found a frog sat at the bottom, wondering who the hell these guys were. I decided to take it back up with me, but it jumped out of my pocket halfway up. It's only 9m deep. After a few weeks regular visits and seeing more and more frogs, we realised they'd been in there all along, quite happily pootling about. The old adit entrance and the backfilled shaft presumably provided enough beetles through the backfill - and once we opened it up there were so many beetles falling down the shaft that they pretty much sat there all the time munching away. But the footprints were on the bottom level, which is normally part-flooded, so whether they were actually surviving down there or lost remains to be seen - but we did find a frog skeleton on our first visit, so maybe not!

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Re: What are your top 3?
« Reply #35 on: Yesterday at 11:59:27 am »
Lots and lots of surveying to do in one site, but sadly can't say where, but Derbyshire. Lots of digging to do in Longcliffe in Castleton, in two directions now, but both need several people in a very small space, so it's difficult at present - well, impossible. Definitely up for a return trip to Son of Longcliffe too, hopefully earlier than summer! I don't know if you ever saw this one, but me and Domee went in there in August 2018 to find the muddy wet crawls as dry as I've ever seen them. We found teeny footprints in the mud! There's also a nice shot of the coffin-level. For those unaware, this was backfilled to the roof, and we excavated about 50-70cm of airspace through the whole length of 14m to the nastiest T-junction I've ever seen. Suffice to say that way on hasn't been pushed yet...

Now Phil those footprints are very interesting as we found some exactly the same prints and walking pattern in Dale Mine at Ecton  ???
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Re: What are your top 3?
« Reply #36 on: Yesterday at 04:45:05 pm »
Hi Phil', were the teeny footprints clogged? Have found some very small "cloged" footprints in a mine near Snake a long time back.
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Re: What are your top 3?
« Reply #37 on: Yesterday at 06:59:15 pm »
Finish off Halfway up Hole
Continue a dig we started in Devon
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Re: What are your top 3?
« Reply #38 on: Today at 10:55:59 am »
Hi Phil', were the teeny footprints clogged? Have found some very small "cloged" footprints in a mine near Snake a long time back.

That would be an impressively tiny pair of clogs ;)

 

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