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SRC students ready to go down into the caves

Today Core One travelled to Buchan to go caving. It was an early day. We had to leave at 8 am rather then the normal 9 am. The drive in was long and some of us (or maybe just me) started to get restless but after about an hour we got to our destination.

My group went to the wild caves first. This meant we had to put on our very dorky, but secretly cool CFA overalls. During the experience there were some tight squeezes including the letter box, a very small but wide area where we literally had to crawl on our stomachs downhill and through the optional wombat hole. This was really only about the size of a head with a small spot for your shoulders to squeeze through.

Some people were a bit scared about the thought of caving, some people found it to be very claustrophobic and it pushed them way out of there comfort zone but we all supported each other and every one had a great time.

After the wild caves we swapped with the other group and headed to the Royal Cave. This is the show cave and we went on a tour to see all the stalactites and stalagmites. It looked so amazing.
It was a really great day and we were all tired when we got back to SRC.


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