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Caving in France – Basically Derbyshire

12/09/20 I had been in France for a couple of weeks I was itching to get caving. My contact in the GSSF (local caving club) texted to tell me that there was a trip happening. It was on. The details were sparse; just a time, a location in a small village in the middle of […]

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Pridhamsleigh Plunge

After a Covid-induced alteration of holiday plans from “expedition in Tresviso” to “touring the West Country”, I was offered a chance to join Rob on a dive in one of the few diamonds of a trip in the rough of Devon caving. Nat and I spent the night at Rostam’s house in Exeter before driving […]

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Two massive Kents in Titan

After literally months of not caving, I had such a backlog of psyche that I needed a big ‘ole trip to vent it out on. So when I found out another similarly keen Kent was in the area in need of a vent themselves, I offered to do a quick run to Titan streamway so […]

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So I wrote a caving book…

From November 2019, I began secretly writing poems. I had never written poetry before, but when I wrote, I didn’t stop. It was almost second nature. It was as if the poem was already on the page before I had written it down. I kept writing. I wrote about my experiences with cavers. True experiences […]

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An Otter’s Odyssey – Old Ing to Dismal Hill, the wet way

Having recently acquired some shiny new stuff that lets you blow bubbles (amongst other uses), I was keen to try it out on a reasonably tame underwater excursion. I’ve had my eye on the short dives between Old Ing and Dismal Hill for a few years now but I’ve never had the balls to try […]