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wintry fun in the country the neo-cons have so far overlooked
search for Jura holes continues
seems strange, but there are people who cannot be kept from seeking out calcareous
holes in the Jura forest floor.
may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a
good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught
up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.
Kristin (above), come all the way from Boston, USA, to see for herself some of
these famous karstic conversation-pieces. Here she's seen charging down into the
Creux d'Enfer du Petit Cunay half-suspecting earlier reports of great yawning
human-devouring chasms to have been pitifully exaggerated. 25 April 2004.
convinced of the karstic glories of the Creux d'Enfer itself, Kristin trudges
up out of the Hell Hollow to see the big hole on the Petit Cunay meadow.
displays patience, 25 April 2004, whilst her photographer pauses for a wee and
points the way forward over the horizon.
darts over the headland of Petit Cunay in a rush to see the Big Limestone Thing
out on the south side of the meadow (1522m).
Anticipation is sometimes half the fun.
instincts for Jura holes improving with every visit, senses an anomaly and tests
with a skipole before stepping forward.
Good job she did, too
the big karst thing . . . let's just lean over here for a better look down into
its tenebrous depths . . .
such a thing as going too far in one's karstic zeal.
recovered from her brief gravity-driven adventure, Kristin prepares to move on
down through the forest, 25 April 2004.
without checking out a few more nasty gateways to hell on the way back down the
hill towards the car. And then back to Boston for a while.
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 30 January 2005, revised 29 September 2008, 6 January 2014.