13.01.2016 Notts II Damian, Andy (Damian’s friend), Gareth, Tim D, Jason
After the recent weather I feared the we wouldn’t get far, but as my last trip was way back on Hallowe’en I signed up. As it turned out, water levels in the stream were pretty much normal.
Heading upstream, I had to investigate Inlet 6.5¾. The stories were quite true – after about 10 metres the passage is completely blocked with sand. No doubt someone will take this on as a digging project – the sand looks very easy to move, but it’s impossible to tell how much there is of it, possibly many tons!
We continued to Curry Inlet (I think – I’m never quite sure which inlet is which), which was even prettier than I remembered, although a tide mark around head height is visible on some of the stal. There were plenty of photo opportunities for Gareth.
At the far end of the inlet, a dig seems to be in progress, in disgustingly gloopy mud.
Turning back, we had a quick look up inlet 2b (or not..?) giving Gareth another opportunity to photograph Damian up to his chest in the canal. The accompanying artistic shot is in a drippy bit of streamway on the way back.
Good fun, and nice to be underground after the long break.