The second day of preparations for excavation, uncovering Trenches T and J. The tyres are removed using a long line or people to roll them to where they will be stacked.
The tarpaulin is pulled from the trench and laid out on the grass to be folded up.
Other more arduous tasks are cleaning out water, earth and dried grass – and, after the tarpaulin is removed, weeding and cutting the grass round the edges of the trench.
Tomorrow the site will open for visitors and excavation will begin in earnest. Time to reflect on the direction of my work this year…