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Offline bagpuss

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Mindful caving
« on: November 14, 2017, 06:32:34 pm »
It's been a while since I posted a trip report due to ill health, here's my latest write up
https://outdoorprescription.wordpress.com/2017/11/12/mindful-caving/

Offline Pegasus

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Re: Mindful caving
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 07:14:11 pm »
Thanks for posting, Bagpuss - a  moving write up - hope you enjoy many more trips underground as you continue to recover.  All the best, Jane  :hug:

Offline Roger W

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Re: Mindful caving
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 07:24:51 pm »
That was an excellent report of what sounds a really good trip.  Just being there underground, enjoying the feel of the place and experiencing things you don't normally notice becase you hurry past them.   :thumbsup:

Get well soon - but don't lose sight of the joys of gentle caving!
"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

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Re: Mindful caving
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 07:35:30 pm »
Yes, an excellent reminder that caving trips don't have be dead 'ard, groundbreaking or death-defying to be enjoyable.
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Mindful caving
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 07:58:13 pm »
Caving can help people through a lot of things - even being underground on the simplest of trips has a soothing effect on me, it just makes life simple.

Great trip report, with some lovely photos of cave spiders in there: Meta sp. if I'm not mistaken, gorgeous specimens!

I hope you have a speedy recovery.
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Re: Mindful caving
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 08:11:15 pm »
Goatchurch Cavern was my first cave many years ago. It's nice to take time and observe sometimes rather than race through caves as as fast as possible.
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Re: Mindful caving
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 08:38:13 pm »
Good to hear of a mindful trip - I have recently been surveying and that too has got me to slow down and notice so much more. I too hope you enjoy more trip as you recover. THANKS

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Re: Mindful caving
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 09:04:21 pm »
We'll do some more mindful trips Bagpuss - I enjoyed this one  :)
It's worth reflecting too, that although this was an easy trip by your previous standards, most non-cavers would have found it really rather adventurous. You've come a long way.

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Re: Mindful caving
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 09:27:26 pm »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Mindful caving
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2017, 07:48:53 am »
Nice one. Hope you fully recover.
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