Matienzo July/August 2013, Pt 3

Sunday, 4th August 2013 by
Blog_August_13_9Yesterday had turned into an unplanned rest day. We got lots of paper research done and even some ground was covered but the highlight of the day was the expedition meal.

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Matienzo July/August 2013, Pt 2

Wednesday, 31st July 2013 by
Reflections of Jim at far dive baseOver a late breakfast we noticed another brush fire, maybe they are quite common out here at this time of year? Anyway it wasn’t between us and the cave so off we went.

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Matienzo July/August 2013, Pt 1

Tuesday, 30th July 2013 by
Wild Mare entrance looking out at the hot weatherAfter not achieving what we wanted on our last visit the two of us are back for more, firm in our belief that we will make progress, hopefully. With unusually hot weather in the UK we are a bit worried about how hot it will get here, in fact we have already seen our first […]

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Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, Fault Aven Series

Wednesday, 29th May 2013 by
The Fault Aven area is a series of high level passages above the First River Chamber in the main streamway of Ogof Ffynnon Ddu. This area is unique in that Pom Pom Passage is the only part of the cave to be formed on the southern side of the OFD stream-way. Here’s a video report […]

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Bank holiday in South Wales

Wednesday, 29th May 2013 by
The OFD Columns and Richard (photo courtesy of Brendan Marris)We spent the Sunday and Monday of the bank holiday weekend caving in South Wales. On Sunday we met Brendan and a new Dudley recruit, Laura, at Penwyllt, the South Wales Caving Club HQ. After numerous cups of tea we kitted up and headed up to Top Entrance of OFD. Our destination was The OFD […]

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Matienzo epilogue

Tuesday, 9th April 2013 by
A memorable end...

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The Dam Water

Thursday, 4th April 2013 by
Jim fording the riverOn Tuesday evening we attended the expedition dinner which, being held in a Spanish bar, started quite late.

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Return to the Dam Bypass

Wednesday, 3rd April 2013 by
Jim outside the Wild Mare with low water levelsAfter several months away from Spain Jim and I could take the suspense no longer. We returned to Matienzo, our goal being to find where the water flows into lake Buttermere in the Toca la Vaca system.

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