Down this we shuffled, hanging onto anything nearby for dear life while our feet slid away from us on a muddy carpet of soil, old wet leaves and dead vegetation.
As it had been raining heavily for a week beforehand, a landslide was only averted by a sizable number of spindly trees in the ravine although everyone of these sorry specimens seemed to break off in your hand as soon as you touched it. Naturally, it was pouring with rain when we set off so a bit of dangerous ground added a touch of spice to the proceedings and took our mind off the downpour.
'Maybe it's through there? I joked, laughing at the absurdity of where we were in a deluge.
'You're good at this game.' Gail informed me, leading the way with a torch 'Now you see why we've got our wellies on.'
Unfortunately for poor Bobby I didn't have any wellies with me, only hillwalking boots, and my poor feet were soon soaking way past the ankles wading into the depths of the tunnel. Boy was that water cold! I also hoped no rats had urinated in it.
Every artist likes a blank canvas to work on, even if its underground.
Incidentally Tink here has lasted well as a leading female icon, far better than most of her contemporaries as she was conceived way back in 1904 by JMB. Like Louise Brooks her style and attitude has never dated and she remains as relevant and influential as ever. Both could be sweet and generous yet evil tempered, petulant, feisty and vindictive if you ever crossed them. Don't believe me? Well... think of how many films you've seen with a Tinkerbell character in it or how many A list actresses have queued up to play that role. It must be more than any other female character in films.
Even her name is copyright which is why I've not put a space in the middle as I don't want to be sued by Disney.
Thanks to John, Gail and Morven for inviting me along. I had a great time and there's not many occasions I've uttered those words setting off in the pouring rain.
As this video shows geocaching can be as hard or as easy as you wish it to be. Here a keen young team combine to hide a box with an obvious penalty clause for the unlucky.
That top one just looks like a good laugh but this next video, although I don't know that much about the sport, must rate high as one of the most evil placements of a box ever. If a Geocacher is inventive and prolific they can soon attract a group of admirers that like the challenge of their audacity.Well worth a look.