Jamaican Caving Notes
Mar 06, 2003
Field notes: I. C. CONOLLEY
Cavers: R. S. Stewart, I. C. Conolley, M. Taylor
(Continued from Rota Cave)
We get out of the massive entrance of Rota Cave and back into the bushes, and the bamboo, and across the vale onto a hillside, and there is the opening to the sink.
It is amazing. How about magnificent. At first one thinks you need a rope. The drop is far. It looks ominous. But we poke around and find a hole, not big but quite adequate to accommodate us. By using this hole we were able to scramble down this drop. And there it was a different world. There was light from above. There was a waterfall gushing from the side of this immense sink. Malibu gets under it. Enjoyable, yea! I walk further down poking around. There is another opening, an opportunity for another expedition and exploration. The water is deep. A check reveals it to be 9 feet 6 inches. Stef finds a way around the first section but is stuck and would need to get into the water. A check of the water depth where he stands on the rock above it is in excess of 10 feet. The water is getting deeper. Okay, he says we get life jackets and come back to this one. This is a water fall cave but I suppose you have to hit it at the right time somewhere between the flood times and the drought period.
We walk around the hill and back to the car. This was a good day of caving. A good, high point at which to end the week of caving!!
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