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Pictures taken 1966

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Martin Whitely and Jim Thomson looking down from the Valporquero cave exit

"Sadly I do not have any from inside - we knew we had to swim and I did not take the camera. I slipped on one pitch and entered the lake below rather faster than intended so it was a good decision. That way I was able to hang onto my specs as I took the plunge. It was this cave that spurred the `65 expedition, but most of the surrounding area explored by the Eldon PC hard men only had deep but rubble-filled "pozo"s. On the return we scouted out other areas nearer the coast, and used this knowledge in '66."

(Dick Hazelwood)