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Neil, I’ve put those two book aside for you. I intend to be at the next GM. Glenn.April 26, 2010 at 1:05 AM in reply to: Latest Official Calendar of Planned VSA Caving Events #1398
[quote:d2fzrc8n]1st May 2010
What: Jones Ridge Cave (DD-4), Drik Drik
A cave diver will investigate the sump that lies 2km into the cave. Some experienced cavers are required to assist with porterage of gear. Limited numbers. Contact Glenn Baddeley 9808 7248 or Peter Freeman 9886 3615 for details. [/quote:d2fzrc8n]
This trip was brought forward to 17th April, so it has already happened. There is a short report in the Drik Drik trips thread. Glenn.
Hi Neil. Try again. The ISP has been investigating a case where some html pages on my web site were tampered with by sources unknown, and they took my web pages offline. They’re back again. If you receive a warning from Google toolbar, just click through, the pages are clean, I checked every one of them this morning! Glenn.
The dive trip went ahead on Sat 17th April, with Glenn B, Peter F, Chalky T and Agnes M. There is now about 70m of dive line laid in the sump at the end of DD-4. It terminates in a ~2m wide dome with some air space. The way on is a tight hole under water that is mostly filled with sediment. Our hope of breaking into dry passage reachable by roof sniffing has been dashed!
The trip went ahead as planned with 7 people participating in the surface trogging and caving. We crossed the GP-16 sea channel using a short wooden ladder and visited GP-13 through to GP-25, although some of the caves are unenterable due to sea water surging in and out. We also visited GP-8 and GP-72 on the west side of the cape. There were no bats in GP-23. More will appear in Nargun !
Here’s the announcement published in the March newsletter:
"Saturday 27th March 2010
Day trip to Cape Schanck sea caves
Contact Glenn Baddeley, 03 9808 7248, firstname.lastname@example.org
Weather permitting, the intention is to visit all of the known horizontal sea caves near the cape. There will be two parties. One will take the boardwalk to the cape and veer off to visit GP-8 Angel Cave on one side and GP-12 on the other. The second party will descend the cliffs on the east side of the cape via a very steep bush bash down to the rock platform at low tide (1PM), to attempt to visit a sequence of 11 short sea caves. This includes GP-23 Barragunda Cave, where we will observe any bat presence. The caves are in basalt, but most of them have speleothems due to the overlying limestone."
I have just a few takers at this stage, but there is room for plenty more.
Paul, are you still looking for a slide projector? I have a few old ones that I rescused from God knows where, but I will probably never use.
Mini video projectors can be had for just a few $100, but they only work in darkened rooms. The dining room is pretty dark with the lights off, I guess.
Dale may be referring to the discoveries made by PV permitted digs on public land.
The main trip will be Sat 27 Mar 2010, prog organiser will be advised soon so it will appear in the Mar VSA newsletter. Low tide is at 12:57.
There are 4 possible days for the 2nd preparation trip:
Sat 27 Feb, low tide at 14:29
Sat 6 Mar, 9:09
Sun 7 Mar, 9:50
Mon 13 Mar (public holiday), 14:40
Let me know what date you would prefer.
The main task is to find the two old routes down to the shore platform from the point reached on the 1st prep trip. The first route is a steep but straight forward scramble down to gain access to GP-13 to 16. It might be possible to cross the 2m wide water channel at GP-16 to gain access to GP-17 to 25.
If the water in the GP-16 channel is too deep (above knee height) we will find the second route, which involves anchoring a 20m rope and doing a straight forward handline assisted scramble down to the shore platform on the other side of the GP-16 channel.
Anyone else interested? We might visit a couple of caves, but not all of them. That treat will be left for the main trip!
There’s been no response, so I won’t continue the recon on Feb 13-14.
Victoria has a Scout caving group that is an associate of ASF, called "Victorian Scout Caving Team". The team is an "affliate" of VSA some some teams are also long-time members of VSA who have held official positions in VSA. The caving world is fairly small !
Glenn (VSCT, VSA)
Lot 1 sold for $5 to Peter F. Lot 2 and 3 sold for $6 each to Daryl C.
Forum bids are now closed. In-person bids will reopen at the VSA General Meeting tonight.
Roger T sent me a bunch of Cave Reports for tagging done on the last trip. Is Roger going again?
No offers? Starting bid is now $5 per lot.