Caving: South Wales (Jan-2019)

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Caving: Dan-Yr-Ogof (11-Jan-2019)

  • Jenna

  • Dan-Yr-Ogof

  • 03:00 hours
  • 2,153:15 cumulative hours

DYO Round Trip, in the evening after work. Water levels really low for this time of year.

Caving: Ogof Fynnon Ddu (12-Jan-2019)

  • Tim, Ollie, Chris, Jenna, Ian, Grace, Matt, Rhys

  • Ogof Fynnon Ddu

  • 05:00 hours
  • 2,158:15 cumulative hours

OFD Top to OFD 1 Through trip.

Fortuantely Tim knew the way really well through OFD top, so we got to Maypole inlet and the main stream without any issues. Lots of fun in the main streamway trying to jump over all the pots and avoid getting wet. The route through OFD 1 1/2 was pretty straightforward, only a few hessitations with the navigation.

We were potentially thinking of coming back from OFD1 to Cwm Dwr, but when we surface at OFD 1 there was a lack of enthusiasm, so we walked back up the hill.

Caving: Little Neath River Cave (13-Jan-2019)

  • Jenna

  • Little Neath River Cave

  • 01:15 hours
  • 2,159:30 cumulative hours

A really really cold and wet trip into LNRC. Even though the water levels were low the water was super cold and the neofleece was just not adequate for warmth. We headed down a passage that we thought was the Canal Bypass, but it got lower and lower and we were not sure if that was the correct way. We checked on the survey afterwards and it was the right way. We then continued down the main stream to meet the water coming through the Bridge sump. It was interesting seeing the Bridge sump again and it brought back memories of diving trips in there.

We then decided we were far too cold and headed back out.

Caving: Bridge Cave (13-Jan-2019)

  • Jenna

  • Bridge Cave

  • 00:30 hours
  • 2,160:00 cumulative hours

As we cut the LNRC trip short, we decided to have a quick trip into Bridge Cave down to the sump.

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