“Water in caves presents a problem which can be minimised in its effect upon the individual or party by the use of appropriate techniques. By and large, water in caves should be avoided, because there is no point in splashing about for the sake of it, or because one is going to get wet later on in any case. A wet man is a cold man, and a cold man is a liability. To the caver, this is an unnecessary waste. It is for those reasons that immersion should be delayed until it is absolutely unavoidable.” The house | The dinner | Thermal pool | Expedition One | Expedition Two | Charades etc | Movies
Chapter 3: Yarrangobilly Thermal Pool
Since the weather was glorious all weekend (though a tad frosty before the sun came up), we decided that a dip in the thermal pool would be in order. An early scouting mission proved that the trek was possible, and plans were made to arrive at the venue at sunrise (or thereabouts).
Strict protocols were adhered to: no photography was permitted of non-males in bathing attire, and males without bathing attire were asked to refrain from partaking in the frivolities, or to borrow someone else's bathing garments. All went very swimmingly, through Gregg was clearly disappointed to discover that the objects tickling his feet were not indeed baked trout, but some other organism which is best left unmentioned.
The less-adventurous members of the party remained vigil at the poolside in case of any mishap, ready to apply CPR or Mars bars.
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