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Twas a miserable and cold at New Year

Sunday, January 6th, 2013 at 10:44 am Written by:

We went to Bull Pot Farm on the same day as we got home, unpacked the car, and filled it with caving gear which steadily got filthy as the days went on.

It was probably the quietest New Year in Bull Pot Farm for a century. About a dozen people there. Went to bed early, only three people were up to play “Silent Night” in all the rooms on the pots and pans at 3am, and there was no crockery cricket in the kitchen at 6am.

I had little to drink due to recent prevalence of hang-overs from unreasonably small amounts of alcohol, and because Becka needed someone to go caving with on 1 January 2013 — not for any symbolic reason, it’s just she won’t take a day off and had run out of other people.

The object is to finish the surveying of these caves enough to print them out and put on the wall. That way people won’t need to crowd around our computer to find out how far they got down the Cupcake entrance in Notts II (left picture). Picture on right is on Leck Fell after said trip down Boxhead entrance surveying some of the going digs which had streams flowing out of them.

I find that it’s always best to do your cave surveying down water logged passages in the winter after two weeks of continuous rain instead of waiting for a more sensible time. After all, if we’re going to get into the habit of skiving off work and going diving/gliding or something or other when the weather is excellent, then we really should be staying inside in the warm and doing work when the weather is horrible.

I don’t know why this flawless reasoning was not accepted.

Here are the barely legible notes as documentary evidence of the date. The typed up notes are here.

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