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Offline Paul Marvin

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OFD Trip
« on: November 18, 2021, 04:47:26 pm »
Hi Guys

First of all is OFD open after the incident in there ? if so has anybody got a couple of hours to do a quick trip to introduce us to the place next week we are in the area 21st-26th.

Thanks

Paul
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Re: OFD Trip
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2021, 05:06:04 pm »
Not aware of any access restrictions.

Also worth a read of this one if you haven't:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=28817.0

Regarding having a look around, if you head into bottom entrance, you'll probably manage to occupy a couple of hours without getting too lost on your own. It's also arguably the nicest the soonest (particularly if you like water), so a pretty good option all around.  :thumbsup:

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Re: OFD Trip
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2021, 05:28:14 pm »
Take cowstails, particularly if water levels are up

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Re: OFD Trip
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2021, 08:03:29 pm »
OFD is open and was actually quite busy last weekend

As suggested is does flood quite quickly after rain.   


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Re: OFD Trip
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2021, 08:17:32 pm »
OFD is open and was actually quite busy last weekend

As suggested is does flood quite quickly after rain.   



Looking at the weather its going to be chilly but dry
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Re: OFD Trip
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2021, 10:21:44 pm »
Guessing a little, but I think it was shortscotsman that I did a trip with on Thursday last week, and I can confirm downstream of great oxbow the weather in the cave is chilly!  :'(  I would have worn different gear, following tomasz's lead with the wetsuit, had I used my brain.


If not shortscotsman, I'll have to think again :-\

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Re: OFD Trip
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2021, 11:37:46 pm »
Not me.

I was warm and dry on Thursday but in the streamway on Sunday. 


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Re: OFD Trip
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2021, 08:23:20 am »
I wear my 3 mm under my overalls ans I am usually cooking  :thumbsup:
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Re: OFD Trip
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2021, 09:02:40 am »
If you go in bottom entrance, it's worth taking a look down-slope to the right at the bottom of the entrance ladder. You'll not get far, but you'll enjoy the view at the end  :thumbsup:

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Re: OFD Trip
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2021, 10:10:00 am »
Some SWCC  member on call out searches used to run up the streamway in shorts and T-shirts!

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Re: OFD Trip
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2021, 11:56:04 am »
Some SWCC  member on call out searches used to run up the streamway in shorts and T-shirts!

For many years, shorts were the preferred mode of attire in the OFD streamway. This was before the days of fleece suits and oversuits, when old clothes were standard caver-wear. The thinking was that boiler suits or similar got heavy when wet and didn't keep you warm in the water anyway, so you might as well wear shorts.
A former SWCC President is reputed to have tried on a caving oversuit in an outdoor shop and, having decided that it fitted, paid for it and then asked to borrow a pair of scissors. He then proceeded to cut the legs off the suit to make it a 'shorty'. The story may be apocryphal.
When I joined SWCC in the mid-1980s there were still a few of the old guard wearing shorts into the cave, but by then it was largely done to play to the curiosity of shocked newbies.   

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Re: OFD Trip
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2021, 04:58:38 pm »
Had our first trip in here today with Tony and Simon, Tony is very very well clued up on and the caves in south Wales and one of the funniest guys we have ever met .He is like a professional tour guide with a story at every junction and above all thinking of others safety at all times.

Big thank you to them both for giving up there time   :thumbsup: :clap2:

Paul
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