This was another dampish day, but that didn't stop us, the
numbers were back up to fifteen explorers: Abbie, Adrian,
Alasdair, Alexander D., Alexandria, Allan, Benjamin, Chloe,
Donald, Jamie, John Donaldson, Peter William, Sarah, Sterling
and Thomas; eight adults: Chris, Dot, Hamish, John Dove, Moira,
Pamela Peter, Philippa and Brucie as the expedition dog.
We assembled at the Samalaman boathouse and walked through
the woods on the high path as far as the little cottage by
the shore. Then we kept to the shore and finally reached the
first group of caves below Samalaman House. There were a lot
of cairns and crevices here which needed investigating and
it took some time to see them all.
Then we worked slowly along the base of the cliff, examining
every possible cave, including one high up on a rock face,
finally reaching the big cave at the start of the Smirisary
crofts. Everyone had a good look round using their torches
and we were able to see a lot of white balls of spider eggs
suspended from the ceiling. We stopped here for a break and
the weather got a bit better.
We retraced our steps but this time we took the lower route
and saw another group of caves with walls in front of them.
When we got back to the beach there was some investigation
of the shoreline before we all returned to the Pantry.John Dye