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18-09-06 HF Yorkshire Day 6
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Cam.card folder: D493 - Init: 2018-09-16

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18-09-06 - Two large vehicles. One-lane road.

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18-09-06 - En route to Gaping Ghyll. Entering the Ingleborough estate. An architectural folly along the path.

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18-09-06 - Merle not guilty of follacious logic.

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18-09-06 - Weathered remains of a gargoyle.

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18-09-06 - We pass the cave entrance. But will check out the 3pm tour on the way back from Gaping Ghyll.

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18-09-06 - Proceeding up the ravine.

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18-09-06 - The going gets tougher.

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18-09-06 - Looking back.

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18-09-06 - Good spot for an ambush. But this isn't a frontier movie.

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18-09-06 - Gaping Ghyll. A pothole hundreds of feet deep. A pilgrimage spot for cavers. Signposts (and our hike leader) warn us not to go close to the edge. He is more worried about explaining to the authorites, than our mortality. Or so he jokingly suggests. The sheep seem unconcerned about the hazard.

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18-09-06 - I prefer the more eccentric spelling.

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18-09-06 - Another, narrower entrance.

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18-09-06 - Back down again.

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18-09-06 - Many small sinkholes along the way. These are often located along a crack in the limestone where the water has percolated downward. They sometimes line up on aerial photos, helping cavers to find underground routes.

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18-09-06 - Back to the main cave entrance. We passed this on the way up.

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18-09-06 - A school caving trip is ahead of us.

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18-09-06 - Do up your chin straps, children.

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18-09-06 - Do we know what were getting into?

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18-09-06 - First impressions.

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18-09-06 - Once upon a time 10K yrs ago... Underground rivers carved this cavern.

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18-09-06 - And behind my back...

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18-09-06 - And over my head...

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18-09-06 - You really need a hard hat in here. But be careful not to bash off any stalactites. They took hundreds, maybe thousands of years to grow.

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18-09-06 - Slippery-looking.

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18-09-06 - She had a name for these giant "eggs".

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18-09-06 - A singular work environment.

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18-09-06 - Rapt attention. Punctuated only by a faint drip-drip-drip.

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18-09-06 - Don't swing on the drapes children.

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18-09-06 - Mini priapus.

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18-09-06 - The kids giggled at this.

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18-09-06 - Unexpected colour.

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18-09-06 - Ceiling cracks.

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18-09-06 - End of the tour. Only experience cavers can go further. Those who once came downstream underground from Gaping Ghyll must have come through here.

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18-09-06 - Overweening male ego. Derek drops back to the nether end of the group to get more picturess.

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18-09-06 - That cracked ceiling again.

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18-09-06 - Pink

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18-09-06 - Shelf-like features.

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18-09-06 - Stand still, children...

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18-09-06 - I'm going to turn out the lights. So you can feel what it would be like to be a caver.

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18-09-06 - Jonah's eye view. Inside the whale?

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18-09-06 - Those curtains again.

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18-09-06 - A complete stalactite.

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18-09-06 - Damsel in distress.

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18-09-06 - Do I have to spend the night in here? You deserve it DR, after all the puns, obscure allusions and diary "enhancements" of the past week.

FaceBook entry: Day 6. Concerned with Yorkshire geology today. Up on the moors, visited Gaping Ghyll, a pothole hundreds of feet deep. Then downstream to the main cave entrance where we walked 500m underground, back upstream. Cavers have actually gone from Gaping Ghyll to the cave we visited, but underground. DR took so many pictures he almost got left behind and locked in for the night.

Last day in Yorkshire. To the Lake District by bus tomorrow -- Derwentwater. In effect, a rest day.

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18-09-06 - Ingleborough Cave kiosk. Deposit your hardhats in the bin on the may out.

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18-09-06 - On the way down.

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18-09-06 - Entering Clapham town.

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18-09-06 - Pub stop.

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18-09-06 - Horticultural digression,

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18-09-06 - Acanthus?

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18-09-06 - Cloud FX through bus window. Back to top