Rhynie, Aberdeenshire

Rhynie, Aberdeenshire
The Craw Stane with Tap o'Noth hillfort in the background (Photo courtesy of Cathy MacIver).

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Final day begins

Well, I've been up for about an hour now since the alarm went off at 6.20. The day looks bright and dry ( for now!). I can just hear movement on the floor above so people will start trickling downstairs soon.  The morning is the quietest time in the dig house - which is why I like to use it to start the day's caffeine intake - a critical thing - and to catch up on things.  This morning it was data entry and I'm about to look at the records a bit to see what needs to be done today. 

The dig party and the 'Oskars' ceremony (a tradition started by Joe T during last year's dig) went well.  Although I didn't win an Oskar - the competition was swept by Ryan who nabbed the 'Most collapsed trench edges' award amongst others.  Oskar himself won two awards - Best Icelander and Best Meal for his Icelandic Meatloaf night.  Gordon managed the Worst Jokes award. We also had a fantastic tour of Castle Forbes (now called Druminnor), which is the main house next to our two rental cottages.  Alex Forbes gave us a great tour of the building, which is all that remains of a medieval castle of the Forbes clan.  I wouldn't mind living in a castle - but the high spider potential might put me off. We were all a bit tempted to start digging in his garden to find the rest of the buildings, but figured our energy needed saving for a big day today. 

So today begins... wish us luck!

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