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Written by Caitlin, Snowy Student Term 3 2009   

Caving with CaitlinHey everyone.
Back on the 31st August,  core 2 (2A and 2B) had caving at the Buchan Caves.

We split into 2 groups and first up my group went to the Adventure Caves. It was awesome fun, we got to go exploring all through the caves. We had to wear funny yellow suits while going through Adventure Caves.

The highlight of my day was going through the mailbox and wombats hole. They were both a bit of a tight squeeze and nearly everyone made it through. At one point we had to be especially careful where we walked because one wrong move and we would’ve fallen into a bottomless pit. (All of the parents reading this, don’t worry, it was totally safe.)

For the second half of the day we went to Royal Caves. A lady from National Parks talked to us and showed us some different types of rock formation and how if you have a good imagination, they can look like just about anything. Some looked like an alligators jaw and Pride Rock off the Lion King, while others looked like an upside down New York City and a Buddha.

Caving was a lot of fun, very different from some of the activities we do back at home. This has been my second favorite activity, second to surfing of course. I’m looking forward to Raft Building which is coming up next Monday and CLP Day, this  Saturday.
Catch ya later. :)

Caitlin, Red Cliffs SC

 

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