Thursday, 27 March 2008

Crag Cave

Crag Cave is formed of limestone, and has heaps of Stalagmites and Stalactites (do you remember at school the teachers told you the ones hanging from the roof have to hold on you could always remember which was which?)

The cave was discovered by cave divers in 1983 when there was problems with water pollution and they were trying to find the source of the local river.
Testing of the cave dates to be over a million years old.

This was the first cave the kids have been into...they really enjoyed it. Alexander said he was scared of the red light security cameras, they gave off an eerie glow (too much Star Wars I think)

The straw like Stalactites were really impressive, and so brittle, you could see broken ones that had fallen off (not holding on tight enough).

There was even a stalagmite shaped like a statue of the Madonna...although I couldn't see it myself!

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