Trip Start May 08, 2006
48Trip End May 06, 2007
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Well there was no magic lamp in Waitomo caves, but there were glow-worms, stalagtites, stalagmites, rubber tubes and clay. Lots of clay. Potholing is one of those things that I've always wanted to do and never got round to - as is the case with everything back home. So it was time to add that achievement to my list and start crawling around caves and through cracks that only a small insect should ever attempt to squeeze through. Armed with a wetsuit and my very own helmet and dodgy headtorch we marched down the hill in our wellies, feet squelching in booties, and a murmur of excitment and expectation filling the air.
We finally got to the hole and, like the world's greatest explorer, descended intrepidly down the ladder into the all-encompassing darkness
Other cave pursuits included a mudfight with lovely soft gooey clay - I got a couple of good face shots in - and floating down the river on rubber tyres with our lights off, marvelling at the constellation of glow-worms on the ceiling.