So, the final day of the first half of the 2010 season at Black Friary. The students are off to Bective (www.bective.wordpress.com) and Rossnaree (www.rossnareedig.wordpress.com) from Monday 5th July until Friday 30th July.
We will be returning to Black Friary for the month of August, but today was about getting as much information as possible from the two cuttings that were open.
It was a case of record record record – so lots of planning and section drawing, lots of tape measures, pencils and erasers.
And it was all hands on deck. Steve, who only arrived to hand out ice creams, was even roped in to help Robert draw a section (which he reckoned was his first since Rob was in short pants!), and Lisanne (CRDS’s former office manager) held her first trowel.
At the end of the day, it was particularly hard to drag Sam Neilson and Ryan from their drawings. Only the offer of a last day pint finally convinced them to down pencils.
So, the cuttings have been backfilled for the month, until the next batch of students arrive on site in August. And of course this is only the beginning – this site has such huge potential.
A sad farewell was bid to Emma, Sam (Tanji) and Meg. Emma had been with us since day 1 at Black Friary, when all we could see was grass. Hopefully we will see ye again next year!
Don’t forget to check in to the blog over the next week or so, as we will be posting the results of the geophysical survey and the topographical survey.