With the threat of a halt in proceedings being called having been lifted, with the Archaeology Department's approval to continue with the excavation and build, work progressed at a good pace.
|The "ballet" continues.|
There was a minor setback to progress when on of the diggers got a puncture in a front tyre. Given that we are in the middle of nowhere this could have posed a serious problem. However with amazing efficiency a repair service from the nearest town was summoned, the wheel fixed and the digger back in business within a couple of hours.
During these latter stages of the excavation, as the diggers went deeper into the hillside, some very large rocks stated to be uncovered. Luckily these were not so big that explosive was required but were broken into manageable pieces using a "jack hammer" fitted to the big digger.
|Large rocks started to be uncovered.|