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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tues. Apr. 13th Diamond Caverns

Join us as we travel North America in our Holiday Rambler Vacationer, since August. 2006
Diamond Caverns

      Another nice morning and we think that a tour of the Diamond Caverns right here at this resort could be our adventure for the day. Across the road to the entrance we purchased our tickets and waited in the lobby about 1/2 hour for our tour begin. 

      We got lucky again, nobody else here so we had personal one hour guided tour of the Caverns by a college student Greg.  He was very knowledgeable pointing out the different areas, identifying all of the formations and how they were created. Even the history about how the cave was discovered by a 12 year old boy in 1859. Now you would think a cave is a cave, but we have now been to 4 so far and everyone is quite different. Diamond Caverns is a wet cave as opposed to the others that were more dry. 

      The temperature in all the caves is about 58f (14c) but this one was about 98% humidity and felt much warmer. Lots of water dripping down the walls and from the ceiling making this a very live, growing cave. And the state of the art lighting here really bring out the formations and colours.

      After our tour back home for lunch and enjoy the sunshine, birds and  shade, a warm 85f (30c) afternoon. With a book and chat with a new neighbour from Bobcaygeon Ontario. Then a nice supper of BBQ'd pork chops, roasted potatoes and squash.

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