Monday, April 23, 2007

Dark Cave Expedition @ Batu Caves

21 April 2007
Last Saturday, I joined Jo, Pey Shy and a group of their friends for a cave expedition at Batu Caves. This was my second cave experience, the previous was at Gua Tempurung, two years ago. I reached the destination around 9.30am. Jo was so obsesseed with feeding bananas to the monkeys that you bought them a whole bunch to be fed.

~ Obedience training with the monkeys ? ~

While waiting for other members to arrive, we take the opportunity to snap some pictures around with the splendic view.

~ The great golden statue ~
~ Before entering the cave ~

Before we start caving, our tour guide, Mr. Jaya showed us some of the basic principles of caving, such as teamwork, safety precaution and the correct crawling method. He laid down flat and taught us how to crawl like a worm! Initially, I thought he must be joking, but later, we found out that it was no a joke afterall.

~ During the pre-brefing ~
~ Urh! Its so difficult to squeeze my body out ~
~ Finally, manage to crawl out safe and sound ~
~ After crawling, is sliding time. I'm eagerly waiting for my turn ~
~ Pey Shy turn to slide ~

~ At last, smooth walking ~

After crawling through the holes, climbing steep path and sliding down, we manage to had a rest and enjoy some of the beautiful scenery.

~ Scenic view ~

~ A group picture inside the cave ~

Basically, the difficulty level was almost the same, but this time we got much more crawling to do, thus resulting in a much dirtier and muddier condition. While we are trying to complete the journey, my whole body started to get itching and couldn't wait for a good bath.

~ After the adventure ~

14 comments:

Oscar Airedale said...

Wow Pacco, your mum is so brave!

Licks
Oscar x

Joe Stains said...

wow, my mom would NEVER do that. It looks so scary!!!!

Che-Cheh said...

Very interesting! Are there any bats in there?

Pacco de Mongrel said...

ofcoz...there r millions of bats, i suppose...

but i only manage to hear them, not c them....coz d cave is actually veli dark...v need to use torchlight to move around...

when u off d lights...u can hardly c ur own fingers..

Sophie Brador said...

Cool cave! I think exploring caves is called spelunking here. It's a funny word.

Luna said...

Pacco, my mummy said she'd been there before but never go into the cave. Looks creepy. And she told me that inside the cave got lots of bats, is that true? or she bluffed me?

Maggie said...

Your mom is a super brave lady! No way would you get my mom in there!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Pacco de Mongrel said...

luna,

yea...cave definately had lotsa bats...but u can hardly c them, coz its so dark in there...but u can hear them..

Flori said...

Paco, have you really been in there? You are a tough mutt, I must say! That's much worse than agility...
What was the purpose of this expedition? Just for fun??

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Pacco,
Your Mama is so brave! Our Mama loves caves & has been to many in the US, but she never had to crawl as much as you did in this one. Caves are very amazing. Thanks for sharing the pictures!!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Goofy said...

Wow, Pacco, your mom is real brave!! If I get my fatty mom to go there, sure she'll stuck in the place where even your slim slim mom could hardly crawl thru, muahahaha..
Nice adventure tough!!!! Sure your mom had a very nice experience!!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

flori,

nope...i'm not allowed to go despite tat i'm really keen wit it....only my owner went..:(

Simba said...

My Mummy is having a panic attack just looking at the photo's.

Simba xx

Fu Fu said...

Oh... Batu cave looks scary with the bats. Your human is very brave.

~ fufu