Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Caving for Beginners
Phang Gna offers some spectacular scenery with several lengthy caves penetrating the interiors of some of the Karst formations.
This is the first scene that confronted our courageous lasses....inflatable kayaks to be used against the rapidly flowing stream to reach the next mode of transport....bamboo rafts which were better equipped to handle the inevitable thumps against the sharp rocks, stalagmites and stalactites that presented what at first appeared to be an impenetrable barrier.
And even here, deep underground in total blackness, were little fish swimming about in the stream and collecting together in these pools.
I never realised the importance of possessing a vivid imagination when exploring caves.