It was a quiet day in Ashkelon. Rain kept the workers away.
One of the benefits of rain, which is generally not an archaeologist's best friend, is that it helps colors/soil changes to really pop.
Here is a view to the north. It's easy to see the large cut in section ending at the cut portion of wall U66 at left. This may have been to clear rubble before installation of the cistern. The cistern is the installation at the top of the picture (look for the empty sandbags).
Shimi tells me they've asked for workers Sunday and Monday. Check back next week for one last update.