Into the cave, my precious

Thu 1st September 2011

Once inside, we had to pull ourselves along in single file with a desigated rope attached to the rocks.We negotiated numerous Stalactites and a very strong current for 500m, what a workout!

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Claire

Claire says...

The current was so strong in places, you would have easily been swept away if it wasn’t for the rope. I used muscles in my arms I didn’t know I had!

 

We’re going in there?

Thu 1st September 2011

We moored the kayaks and walked 20 minutes to a clear blue pool and the tiniest opening to a cave. We were each handed a tube to sit on, we were going in!

Matt

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Pulling yourself through an underwater cave sounded fun, and it was! I’m glad we had a waterproof camera to capture it all.

 
Claire

Claire says...

When I saw the small gap we were going through I gulped. My reservations were quickly reasurred when the tour guide handed me a head torch with 2 live wires hanging – the Laos version of an on switch! :)

 

Daggers on the roof

Fri 26th August 2011

I wonder how many thousands of years it’s taken to form these beautiful shapes. And how long they went undiscovered.  Amazing really.

Matt

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Claire

Claire says...

Check out these mean looking Stalactites! At one point I found myself wondering what would happen if one fell. Good job we have insurance!

 

Stalactites an stalagmites

Fri 26th August 2011

The stalactites inside the cave were impressive. I thought they looked a little bit like giant jellyfish hanging from the roof. From now on I shall call them Jellyfish rocks!

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Watch your head!

Fri 26th August 2011

As we explored the inside of the cave, we had to be careful not to hit our heads on the rocks leading into the smaller openings.

Matt

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Claire

Claire says...

Nothing in Asia is made for tall people. Buses, doors, you even have to stoop in the caves – how inconsiderate! :)

 
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