A tunnel that I am yet to explore.
This is a great spot near Bancroft. An abandoned road runs northwards – an old settlers road – and though you can drive part of the way in your car, it soon degenerates to supposedly become impassable.
Just before an old cemetary there is a bridge and beneath the bridge this great wriggling expanse of blackend rock – it looks like lava – but is some kind of folded- ridged metamorphic material. The river sinks some distance off and It only flows on the surface during spring melt.
There is a pool below the bridge where the sinking river resurges – at times flowing very strongly but by late summer the flow is just a trickle. I am considering a crawl up the underground stream some day soon – I just have to summon the energy to get there. as for a trip the location is fantastic – one of the most atmospheric places in Ontario – a real connection to the past. The old wagon road crossed just a small distance downstream from where I took the picture. All sorts of cast iron pegs have been pounded into the rock – their purpose is unclear.