Dale and I started at 9.00am, but the archaeologists had arrived long before us. After a brief break at mid-morning, a quick lunch was taken on the grassy slope to the west of the castle. Dave Henderson in the foreground, Tom Addyman at left, Dale and Ross Cameron at right.
Even though we've had relatively little rain recently, water is constantly coming in to the moat, giving further evidence that it may have been a wet moat rather than a ditch.
It was a tremendously enjoyable day during which we learned a huge amount. We thoroughly enjoyed the company and the warm welcome we received from both builders and archaeologists. And it was good, at its end, to look at the area of cleared cobbles with a sense of achievement. Many thanks to all at the site for your kindness.