Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Porth Yr Ogof - Caving in the heatwave

In the middle of the July heatwave we decided to visit one of the highlights of wet South Wales Caves. We parked quite a way from the cave and clad in wetsuits we headed on a long walk with the sun beating down on us. We arrived at the cave to find perhaps twenty groups of children being led in the cave, it was manic. Heading into the Main Entrance we headed into the left hand series and into Upper Stream Passage where we took photos. We then followed the water to have a look at Sump Four and then down towards Sump Five. We then backtracked to the Main Passage inside the entrance and crossed into the Right Hand Series, entered via The Letterbox, just for fun. We headed down to the Great Bedding Cave, before heading back to the entrance to put on our buoyancy aids. We then followed the river all the way through the cave.

Tradesman's Entrance - Porth Yr Ogof
Jess entering Upper Stream Passage - Porth Yr Ogof

Upper Stream Passage - Porth Yr Ogof
Jess in Upper Stream Passage - Porth Yr Ogof

Upper Stream Passage - Porth Yr Ogof
Jess in Upper Stream Passage - Porth Yr Ogof

Towards Sump 5 - Porth Yr Ogof
Jess in the low passage that heads to Sump 5 - Porth Yr Ogof

A nice cave for a hot sunny day.

Present: Brendan Marris, Mark Burkey and Jessica Harding

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