I am now in the midst of a glorious long weekend. I even went so far today as falling asleep in the hammock. I had downed a couple of beers and the afternoon sun and gentle swaying lulled me off.
Tomorrow morning bright and early (9:00am) a good friend of mine will be arriving at my house here in Guelph. After coffee we will be heading northwards for Ontario's cave country. Our plan is multi pronged. Firstly we hope to obtain permission to dig at our recently examined giant sinkhole and secondly we hope to visit a little known cave in a secret location. I hope to provide pictures of its hidden beauty tomorrow if we manage to find the spot. I know I had looked in the general vicinity before and had given up as the supposedly obvious entrance never revealed itself.
Just recently a prominent local caver assured me that I had been looking in the right area, I just had'nt looked hard enough. There is supposedly a sump at the back of the cave and with some bailing it is said to be possible to lower the water level and progress on beyond to inner passages. The water had acted to seal the tunnel from casual exploration by visitors and so the formations within are untouched.
The photo with the post is of an unrelated Ontario cave tunnel that I am yet to fully investigate. If you are interested in the exploration of Ontario's rock check out my book in the sidebar, it is called, "Rockwatching; Adventures above and Below Ontario". Within it's pages a number of interpretive hikes are offered where the explorer can come to know the geography and geology of the province in greater detail. I also include fascinating accounts of the "cutting edge explorations" that take place beneath and upon the local landscape.