Lucy's Caving Experience Print E-mail
Friday, 19 March 2010 15:16

Today 2a and 2b went to Buchan caves for their caving excursion. 2a got to go to the Wilsons Cave first, while 2b went to the show cave called Royal Cave.

When 2a got to the Wilsons cave we met Phil and Rachel that told us about the cave and they were going to take us through the cave. We got our big CFA overalls on and collected our helmets with lights on them. We walked over to the entrance of the cave and we found quite a small hole and one of us said “lucky we aren’t going in there!” but Phil replied with, “this is the entrance to the Wilsons Cave.”

At that point in time it was a little bit scary having to fit through that tiny hole but once you got through it was fantastic. There were only a couple of times where you could stand up fully but other times you were getting down and dirty on your hands and knees. There was also a fair few tight squeezes in the caves, there was one particular one called the ‘letter box’. The letter box was a gap in the rock parallel to each other on a slope. You have to slide down it head first, I had my camera in one hand taking a video though. Then there was another tight squeeze which was called the ‘wombat hole’. This hole looked like somebody had outlined somebody’s head and shoulders. It was really fun. After that 2a swapped with 2b and we went into the Royal cave.

Even though it wasn’t as good or as interesting as the Wilsons cave, it was still nice to see the stalactites and stalagmites everywhere in the cave. I would definitely recommend it for anybody else who is going to think twice about going in or doing anything else like this. I know I would have greatly regretted it if I didn’t do it, it’s an experience you wouldn’t want to miss and an opportunity you would definitely wouldn’t want to miss.

By Lucy - 2A, Lakes Entrance.



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