Caving Margaret River 2010
A weekend of caving in Margaret River is always great fun. This time Marty & Kat came to pick me up on Friday night. We pitched our tents in the dark and joined the others in the hut for some drinks and coathanger challenges…
It was not easy, but I now know I can fit through a metal coat hanger sideways (head and one leg through first!). Don’t try this at home kids… 🙂
The next morning the 3 of us joined the group that went to Brides cave first for some abseiling, climbing out again using the rope ladder and jumaring up the long way – great fun. We then went to Mills and Dingo, first time for me in Mills, interesting way in as well using the rope ladder to get down through a large chimney. Dingo was great fun, following Kat and Marty around until they finally figured out we were going around in circles. A quick look at the little x-mas tree and admiring the beautiful other formations in that deeper section of the cave.
That night we had a pasta, washed down with some very yummie ginger beers followed by some red wine – or was that the other way around? Emily and Tim made us all laugh with Tim’s joke winning him the medal of the weekend.
Next day was a wet cave for Kat and me (Ruddicks). Marty went on to explore other caves. Kat and I added yet another photo to our calendar after the one from Dingo on Saturday didn’t work out very well – Kat’s shirt was a bit too reflective…
Wet, muddy and very happy we drove back to the hut, chased away by the aggressive bees at the entry to the cave, for some lunch. Once Marty was back from his caves we decided to head for the wineries on our way back to Perth. We stopped at the Watershed (can’t recommend any of their wines – nor their food, but that’s a different story) and then found a new Maze just south of Margaret River. We ran around the maze, solved some puzzles and I discovered that the hoolahoop is rather hard when you’re not 7 anymore!
A stop at Havana Koffeeworks for some caffeine, the Old Cow (?) in Cowaramup for some lollies and then nuts and the chocolate factory to finish it off. I had to take my chocolate cake home as I had overdosed on chocolate by the time I had 3 bites from the massive cake! Jon was very happy with that.