Thursday, 5 June 2008

Arrival of Digger

I soon realised that, as mentioned in the last post, I needed heavy duty equipment to continue. So today, a digger was delivered

And I got impatient....

So i got some guys in and we got stuck in on Thursday last week.





As we dig down, the boulder starts to look precarious....




It eventually starts to topple.... and the digger driver has to steady it down...



As I was taking the picture, he was actually shouting at me to move my car, which was behind the digger at the time and at risk of being hit as he reversed.

(from the yard)


(from where it came)



As the huge rock rolled away though, the spotter shouted that he'd seen something that had been uncovered....

We shift a few more rocks and.... reckon we found the entrance ..



Unfortunately.... the boulder was too big for the digger to move (we estimated about 8 tonnes) and we needed to get behind it to keep digging. So we had to call a halt to proceedings while I source a rock-breaker attachment for the digger!

Oh, and I hadn't warned my wife either... so I had this to explain when she came home

More to come.


3 comments:

Davidow said...

hahaha, nice 1 about not telling your wife! =D

Robin said...

Well that's smart... what if she wouldn't have allowed it? ;)

SEOdefector said...

The plot thickens, I am seriously starting to wonder if you should be un earthing all this, again I know its a long done thing but intriguing all the same!!! Someone went to a hell of a lot of trouble to bury this thing, I wonder why??? Bet the wife was none too pleased!

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