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Today is the last day for many on the dig. Tomorrow (Friday) will be a day off as Sunday is an Open Day. There is an air of closing down. Trenches are being cleaned rather than dug, and areas are being planned (drawn to scale), and photographed – including from the air by drone. It makes me feel an bit disorientated – a mixture of panic at not getting things done and remembering that I can do more next year.

I completed the drawing in Trench T, and went to check out Trench Y. They have already begun to fill in the lower part by the water. A strong wind was blowing dust and making it difficult to draw.

Getting down into Structure 8 provided a bit of shelter but not enough to prevent the wind, now even stronger, from making painting extremely messy.

However, out of necessity the painting is very free – no bad thing.


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