Sunday, November 15, 2009

Karst Caving

While down in France, Kim and I toured a Karst Caving network close to the city of Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey which was said to be one of the best in the area (there are many many caving options in southern France). It was nicely lit, was quite extensive, and had music and commentary to guide you through as well. It was a pretty cool experience.

The entrance to the world of Karst
A little teaser at the beginning of the tour
Heading Down.
The caves covered quite the elevation gain and loss with many installed staircases to guide you through.
The first open cave area
Cool roof formations
Very beautiful stalactites
More beauties
I don't think that one ever tires of seeing these formations
Stalactite and Stalagmite reaching for each other
Pearl white delicate stalactites
Iridescent pools of flowing water
Moving up the caving network
A very wide and striated stalactite
The lighting really added to the whole experience!
Unfortunately, no one (Gary) did not quite get the correct photo contest answer. So, Gary will not win the $10,000 of Todd Created Money (TCM). The correct answer was a Jesus created double header dildo/butt-plug combo. Yes, it is a type of stalagmite but this one was designed with a higher purpose.



Sonja Yli-Kahila said...

That's hilarious -- Great pics!

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