Little adventure caving

So, a few days ago I did a little test of myself, something I like to do on a regular basis.  Only this one was quite different.  A little adventure caving at the Naracoorte Caves, in South Australia.  Yes, it’s squeezing into small spaces, with lots of crawling and wriggling, all deep underground, with only our helmeted headlights for vision.  I loved it!

It’s all done under supervision, with a very experienced guide, and safety is taken seriously.  However, that said, there were plenty of laughs.  Now that I’ve done the novice course, I’m thinking about doing some more training preparation, so I can complete a more advanced caving experience 🙂 After all, who knows when this experience may be useful!

We were supplied with knee pads, overalls, and helmets with lights.  It was rather dirty and damp in places, of course.

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Our wonderful instructor, Danielle, who has been caving since she was a young child.

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This is where the fun begins, the iron bar separates the public area from the adventure section.

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We all finished!

Going down

Tomorrow I return to the wonderful Naracoorte caves a world heritage site, and will don appropriate gear to go crawling through small spaces underground. So now you know, I’m slightly crazy. Stay tuned for updates☺

Fred finds giant Koala!

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Fred is on the trail of something really BIG!

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Cripes! Look at those claws!

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Well, at least it’s got some gum leaves nearby.

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The sparrows keep an eye open on what’s happening.

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Sometimes things really get up your nose!

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Now tell me koala’s are cute and cuddly!  🙂

Dadswell Bridge, Victoria.

However, they do need our help.  Their health is affected by disease and loss of habitat.

The Australian Koala Foundation.