The day began today with a grey overcast cloudy sky, but that didn't dampen people's spirits as we had a good turnout from the volunteers, inlcuding Becca, who had come all the way from Liverpool to join us! The clearing of the third ablutions block base continued, this is the last one we will look at, although there may be three others on the site. We don't have the time to look at the others during this investigation, but we are hoping we may get a chance in the future.
The geophysics team completed eight grids, even though they had to brave the death-defying survey of the Scout campfire! Although this is a modern feature, we still have to record the ground around it, just in case there are any underlying remains.
More features were revealed in the concrete of the third base, they appear to mirror the features in the first base we cleaned and this may give some clues as to the construction of these bases.
With the second base all cleaned and finally finished we recorded it with photography, then later next week it will be fully drawn and levelled, ready to go into the final report. You can see in the photo below that the base was built on top of a layer of rubble.
The sun did finally come out for the last hour of the day, let's just hope it remains like this for the next week. We have done the majority of the cleaning, so next week will be given over mostly to recording the features and it would be a shame to have to do this in the rain!
We are not on site tomorrow, but will be back on Monday, if you are interested in joining us, please feel free to call down, we still have a lot to do!