Caving in a New Perspective Print E-mail
Written by Jordyn, Snowy River Campus Term 3 2013   

On the 2nd of September, core 1 went caving. Caving was a great experience. At first I was a little scared and knew it was going to be challenging. We were all set to go into the caves, in the Royal cave we didn’t wear overalls, but in the wild caves we did. The Royal cave was really nice. It had stalactites everywhere and every now and then you would get a cold, little drop hit you in the face. In the cave, we saw all different types of limestone rocks, from a camel to Santa, from a crocodile mouth to a plain rock.

It was very interesting to learn about the rocks and how old some of them were. It was a good, cold and interesting/informative tour. We had a nice BBQ for lunch, and the place had a playground, which is always good, no matter what age we are.

Caving in a New Perspective

Now about the wild cave, the cave was actually pretty wild. It was dark, cold and a little bit muddy. We had to go through little gaps, big gaps, letterboxes and if you wanted a challenge, through a wombat hole. You worked with your team to get through some parts of the cave, and you used a lot of communication. You helped your teammates get up walls, fit through holes, and just being a very supportive team member. The day was fun; we ended up having muddy overalls and hands. But I think everyone had a good day, challenged themselves to give everything a go and lastly got closer with their team. All together the day was fun, informative, interesting, cold and hot and lastly a great day.

Jordyn - Sunbury Downs


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