Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Day six in the NAS house got off to a bit of a shaky start with the controversial suggestion that the beer fridge might be used to safely store finds at a suitable temperature. The democratic process swiftly dealt with this outlandish idea – an essentially unanimous decision that the beer must be kept cold and that finds would have to survive as best they could somewhere round the back by the bins. Order restored we headed to the dive boat.

Not long after arriving on site the next major problem of the day presented itself - with an individual in the dingy minding the pump and communication line for the water dredge how best to keep the good people at the Health and Safety Executive happy – specifically how does one tan evenly whilst wearing a life jacket? More research is required in this area, but rest assured readers I will get back to you with an update (weather permitting) as soon as possible.

The remainder of the day was spent getting to grips with the process of controlling a water dredge 20m underwater at the end of 200 feet of fire hose under a reasonable amount of pressure. Regular viewers of Tom and Jerry familiar with any episode in which Tom attempts to use a garden hose will require no further clarification.

Initial excitement over and flying dive gear retrieved from the surrounding coastline, on the second dive both trench 1 and 2 had sufficient sand removed to reveal the initial signs of some timbers, leaving tomorrow to dredge a little more and begin sketching both trenches.

1 comment:

  1. Right decision on the fridge in my opinion !