Jul. 7th, 2010

musings

Jul. 7th, 2010 08:51 am
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It's Wednesday and I'm still dirty. One bath, three showers, masses of washing up and the muck is still caked down the side of my nails. Not a good look. And my gear is still wet.

I knew on the way out at the weekend I should not be going - the water was lapping across the roads, and the spray blinding on the motorway, and it was hell at the valley. I looked at the mud and didn't think I could work in that. But I took a deep breath, dropped to my knees in it, and got on with it.  And wet earth is easier than baked earth and the wee bitey things were absent. And he let us finish early.

That is the joy of Scottish field archaeology - it is great when you stop.

Irony is that he went up to check the levels in the reservoir because despite the heavy rain then, we are having an unusual dry spell and if the water falls much more he will pull us out of the valley and put us into the reservoir.

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