After a long journey the new Cardiff University recruits have arrived and settled in! We welcome Tom, Rachael, Lexi, Victoria, Annie, Leon and Jack to the dig who will be helping with the digging, recording and processing of data from the cave site for the next 3 weeks (As well as a bit of general housekeeping). Ivan and Boric have also joined and will be assisting us on our Croatian Exploration! Borics is a filmmaker and experienced caver who will documenting the excavation.
Despite some miserable weather in the morning, the sun came out in time for a trip up into the mountains to locate the cave before picking up the new arrivals from the airport at Split. After a brief stop at a supermarket for provisions we arrived back at Villa Iva and the students sorted out living arrangements and moved in their belongings. The day ended with a tasty dinner and an early night in preparation for the start of work tomorrow.
We will continue to keep you all updated so stay tuned!