Jamaican Caving Notes
May 8, 2005
Team: Stewart, Conolley
Notes: RS Stewart
This is the most interesting of the three Pennhouse shelter caves. A shelter chamber, with a wide entrance, cuts down at the back to intersect a flowing stream that can be seen in gaps between rocks, and holes in mud, on either side of the chamber. It looks like the entrance takes water in heavy rains - it's low on the side of the glade, and there is a streambed of sorts leading to it.
We didn't see any Sesarma, but the parts of the stream that were visible were limited.
Farming takes place not far from the entrance, and in the general area, causing thick deposits of mud in the lower sections of the chamber. It is hard to tell if a passage could be entered if there were no siltation. A few hours with a shovel might reveal something.
We're listing the cave with a low vulnerability, although siltation is somewhat of a concern.
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