A comedy boat trip, putrid slippery mud and shoals of crazed fish lay below the stairs.
Stories of cranes, trains and model planes…
Object of desire: an intact headframe with cages jammed in place above a flooded mine shaft.
Afterwards, nothing would quite be the same again…
Finding this place took a long time, entry required an ingenious combination of talents, and the reward was one of the most interesting and varied tunnels I’ve ever seen with countless straw stalactites and a treacle coloured floor.
Abandoned London tube station. Thanks to those who went before.
All that glisters is not gold; Often have you heard that told: Many a man his life hath sold But my outside to behold: Gilded tombs do worms enfold. The Merchant of Venice (Act II – Scene VII) Shakespeare
The long-awaited chance to tackle the CRTT finally arrived. In the company of Spungletumpet, Rigsby, Bigjobs and AndyJ, we rappelled, climbed, swung, tiptoed and hauled our way through the heart of the Moelwyn mountains from Croesor to Rhosydd. Mark Tanner took … Continue reading
Enough time had passed since the Slightly Cross Tunnel trips with memories of roof collapses, unstable walls and wader-sucking gloop. The second tunnel section of the long-forgotten Taunton Chard canal had to be investigated. Styru and I supped a pint in … Continue reading
An afternoon splashing around under Bristol, from the grimness of the Northern Foul Water Interceptor to the expansive Frome culverts.
Taunton has an underworld – who’d have thought it! The newly-christened Law and Order culvert (owing to the pillars of the establishment under which it passess) is only short, but packs in several different features along it’s length. A first … Continue reading
The Wiltshire location that never stops giving. We were supposed to be going draining when a last minute phone call provided a much better distraction. The first shall be last to see this one, judging by subsequent events.