Back at the sinkpoints in front of the swamp a few small adjustments to the placement of the rock revealed an ever increasing cavity down which the water roared. A gurgling and chugging beneath our feet had become an open hole down which the water cascaded.
I wondered as to the extent that the water sunk in the swamp’s bottom. The quantity of flow appeared to be quite significant and in light of a large joint pocked by a “massive sinkhole” some short distance off we surmised that once beneath the ground the water might possibly flow along a bedding plane to join with this buried fissure.
A compass bearing shot from within the “massive sink” Revealed that it ran along an orientation of approximatly 67 degrees and 240 degrees. In walking along the surface on the 67 degree bearing from the sink we soon found ourselves close to where the water sank in front of the swamp. In walking along the joint’s other axis we soon found ourselves deep in the woods. An esker weaved across our path and we called a halt to our travels feeling that there was little more to see in that direction. D’s topographical map revealed that there was a well known spring a few kilometres along in the general direction of the joint’s path. Might This be the sinking stream’s resurgence?