Sorry to not show what followed Corneille through the water filled tunnel but I have just received an e – mail from Danni. Danni is a new caver and would like to know what the Marmora maze caves are like. Apparently after Dewdney’s Cave last weekend, Danni has a sore back. I can fully sympathize, I am also suffering with back issues but for different reasons.
There are a wide variety of different tunnels in the Marmora Karst. Most passages are small and crawly but conversely in what I call the resurgence tunnels (though the water flows into them not out) the passags are quite high and amazing for a mid-winter wander. There are frequent skylights up to the surface and long straight channels leading off in different directions.
This weekend I will be leading a caving trip to the area and new cavers are especially welcome as there are a wide variety of easy crawls and generally virgin passages. I am especially interested in following up the “Pilgrims Crawl” to see where it leads. A strong stream flows out of a limestone tube at the river’s edge and though I had wriggled along it two summer’s ago, I had stopped some distance in, out of physical and mental discomfort. I feel ready to give it another try sometime soon, just have to be sure the back is up to it.
TCG members who are interested in joining us for a day of swimming, caving and enjoyment of the terrain should contact me via e-mail to arrange a meeting point.
I WILL FINISH CORNEILLE’S STORY SOON.