Saturday 29 May 2004

Ogof Capel, Clydach Gorge, South Wales

Just to finish off the trips in this area we poked our heads into this cave.  There are only a few feet of passages accessible to non-divers.

Present:  SBa, KEd & BMa

Shakespeare's Cave, Clydach Gorge, South Wales

A moist trip consisting of four ducks and a sump which can be (and was) bypassed.  This one is recommended.

Keith negotiating the third duck.

Present:  SBa, KEd & BMa

Ogof Clogwyn, Clydach Gorge, South Wales

Another short trip suitable for novices.  This one is notable for its fine phreatic shelving throughout the cave

Seb looking at the fine phreatic shelving.

Present:  SBa, KEd & BMa

Waterfall Cave, Blackrock Quarry, South Wales

This would have been the other end of Ogof Rhaeadr Ddu before the middle bit was quarried away.  A short trip but a memorable one as the cave has a large population of meta menardi - not a cave for arachnophobics!

Keith about to descend the waterfall.

Present:  SBa, KEd & BMa

Ogof Rhaeadr Ddu, Blackrock Quarry, South Wales

A return to a cave that I had failed to get to the end of eleven years ago.  We failed again but did manage to add another 10 feet or so to the club record.  After all the guide book does say, "the average sized caver will have difficulties."

Present:  SBa, KEd & BMa

Sunday 9 May 2004

Dan Yr Ogof, Swansea Valley, South Wales

A short trip to look at the dig at the end of Hanger North which looks like a very long term proposition.  The water in the Lakes was fairly high, but this time we did make it out in time to exit via the show cave.

Jason Cashmore at the Cascades.

Present:  JCa, KEd & BMa

Sunday 2 May 2004

OFD 3, Penwyllt, South Wales

A trip to the very end of the system taking just 7 hours.  A classic trip in every sense of the word, but not one for those who have a dislike for caving at height!

Present:  JCa, KEd, CJe & BMa