The JCO March-April 2004 Expedition



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All pictures by Guy Van Rentergem.


photo 1 : 26 March, Beautiful clouds at Montego Bay


photo 2 : 26 March, Sunset at Montego Bay (Doctor's Cave Beach)


photo 3 : 27 March, Diner at the Last Resort (Windsor)


photo 4 : 27 March, Preparations for Windsor Great Cave


photo 5 : 27 March, Meeting at Windsor Great House


photo 6 : 27 March, Ready to go into the Windsor Great Cave


photo 7 : 27 March, The beautiful canopy around the Windsor entrance


photo 8 : 27 March, a close look at the roof of Windsor Great Cave


photo 9 : 27 March, Delroy on the rope at the first pit in Windsor Great Cave


photo 10 : 27 March, Ivor ready to go


photo 11 : 27 March, and here is Mark


photo 12 : 27 March, Rona waiting at the top of the pit


photo 13 : 27 March, Stefan in the final sump of the lower passage of Windsor Great Cave


photo 14 : 28 March, Guy looking up something


photo 15 : 28 March, relaxing at the last resort


photo 16 : 28 March, WOEF!!


photo 17 : 28 March, a beautiful Heliconia flower


photo 18 : 28 March, survival on the roads of Jamaica


photo 19 : 28 March, going to the entrance of Thatchfield Great Cave


photo 20 : 28 March, surface above the avens of Thatchfield Great Cave


photo 21 : 28 March, who knows what plant this is?


photo 22 : 28 March, the Lighthole of Thatchfield Great Cave


photo 23 : 29 March, looking for the entrance of the Wild Cave


photo 24 : 29 March, small lake in front of the Wild Cave


photo 25 : 29 March, mangrove forest and swamp around the lake not far from the Wild Cave


photo 26 : 29 March, Adam looking into the Cristal Lake Cave he discovered in 2001.


photo 27 : 29 March, where does the name Cristal Lake Cave comes from?


photo 28 : 29 March, Adam


photo 29 : 29 March, cold?


photo 30 : 29 March, noo!!


photo 31 : 29 March, Adam and Dietrich


photo 32 : 29 March, Dietrich


photo 33 : 29 March, after exploring the Cristal Lake Cave. From left to right: Guy, Adam, Dietrich, Melissa


photo 34 : 29 March, Chez Lilly, the JCO office


photo 35 : 29 March, caving makes thirsty


photo 36 : 30 March, Andrew sleeping in the Runaway Bay Cave


photo 37 : 30 March, a bees nest at the Goat Entrance of the Wild Cave


photo 38 : 30 March, Dietrich exploring the Wild Cave


photo 39 : 30 March, OOOH!


photo 40 : 31 March, artefact in the Wild Cave?


photo 41 : 31 March, One of the many entrances of Runaway Bay Cave


photo 42 : 1 April, one of the new entrances to the Wild Cave


photo 43 : 1 April, A beautiful Hibiscus!


photo 44 : 1 April, nice formations in the Cristal Lake Cave


photo 45 : 1 April, Alvin in the Cristal Lake Cave


photo 46 : 1 April, Dietrich at the entrance of Cristal Lake Cave


photo 47 : 2 April, learning to survey at the Last Resort


photo 48 : 2 April, Delroy measuring the distance


photo 49 : 2 April, Dietrich reading the compass closely watched by Stefan


photo 50 : 2 April, coffee time at the Last Resort


photo 51 : 2 April, Hippie standing guard at the rented car


photo 52 : 2 April, the Martha Brae River


photo 53 : 2 April, Lilly's bar


photo 54 : 2 April, the Roehampton school


photo 55 : 2 April, ready to go caving


photo 56 : 2 April, Stef taking a GPS position at the entrance of the Roehampton School Cave


photo 57 : 2 April, a troop of snails


photo 58 : 2 April, nice formation in the Roehampton School Cave


photo 59 : 2 April, typical passage in the Roehampton School Cave


photo 60 : 2 April, the brown layer is chert


photo 61 : 2 April, Stef crawling through one of the passages


photo 62 : 2 April, Stef at the endpoint of our first day exploration


photo 63 : 2 April, back outside again


photo 64 : 2 April, Lilly's exellent soup!


photo 65 : 3 April, Cockpit Country near Windsor


photo 66 : 3 April, big sink


photo 67 : 3 April, can he pass?


photo 68 : 3 April, Rona exploring the Roehampton School Cave


photo 69 : 3 April, Guy


photo 70 : 4 April, preparations for the Peterkin Cave


photo 71 : 4 April, the Peterkin Cave is located in the bamboo bush at the right


photo 72 : 4 April, Ivor walking to the entrance


photo 73 : 4 April, entrance of Peterkin Cave


photo 74 : 4 April, Stef leading the team


photo 75 : 4 April, Neoditomyia farri webs. These creatures are larvea of small flies which make webs beneath overhanging surfaces. They use adhesive fishing lines to trap flying insects. Once a fly is trapped it is hauled up by the larvae and eaten.


photo 76 : 4 April, Malibu in the river of Peterkin Cave


photo 77 : 4 april, exit of Peterkin Cave


photo 78 : 4 april, exit of Rota Cave


photo 79 : 4 april, searching Rota Sink Cave


photo 80 : 4 april, rapel to Rota Sink Cave


photo 81 : 4 april, Rota Sink Cave


photo 82 : 5 april, the 1810 Phoenix Foundry in Falmouth


photo 83 : 5 April, Falmouth


photo 84 : 5 April, excelent example of Tower Karst


photo 85 : 5 April, ready to go caving


photo 86 : 5 April, going to Rudist Rock Cave


photo 87 : 5 april, Dana and Stef at the entrance of Rudist Rock Cave


photo 88 : 5 april, nice overview of the entrance of Rudist Rock Cave


photo 89 : 5 april, Dana


photo 90 : 5 april, a crab in Rudist Rock Cave


photo 91 : 5 april, Rudist fossil in Rudist Rock Cave (diam. 20 cm)


photo 92 : 5 april, nice fossil sea urchin found in Rudist Rock Cave (height of the cave above sea level: 490 m)


photo 93 : 5 april, entrance of Coolgarden One Cave


photo 94 : 5 april, silted entrance of Coolgarden Two Cave


photo 95: 5 april, glade where Coolgarden Three and Four are located


photo 96 : 5 april, entrance of Coolgarden Four Cave


photo 97 : 6 april, training Brian in vertical rope technique


photo 98 : 6 april, going to an uncharted hole in the region of Windsor


photo 99 : 6 april, the hole seems to be a man made well of 21 m deep


photo 100 : 6 april, Dana going down in her first pit


photo 101 : 6 april, Malibu


photo 102 : 6 april, Brian in the pit


photo 103 : 6 april, termites


photo 104 : 6 april, waiting for Brian


photo 105 : 6 april, Malibu in the ropes


photo 106 : 6 april, typical Cockpit country


photo 107 : 6 april, nice flower, I guess it is an ananas


photo 108 : 6 april, and yes we had a flat tire in the middle of nowhere


photo 109 : 6 april, counting the Red Stripes...


photo 110 : 6 april, Lilly's soup for the hungry


photo 111 : 6 april, the tire is fixed at last


photo 112 : 6 april, ambiance at Lilly's


photo 113 : 6 april, a picture of a rudist fossil found in Rudist Rock Cave


photo 114 : 7 april, the Alps in Cockpit Country


photo 115 : 7 april, Malibu, Guy and Stef at the beginning of the Troy Trail to Windsor


photo 116 : 7 april, a nice Bromelia


photo 117 : 7 april, a view over Cockpit Country direction Windsor


photo 118 : 7 april, into the Cockpits, only good for a poor 100 m/hour when you lose the trail!!


photo 119 : 7 april, in the open spaces you get lost, that's for sure


photo 120 : 7 april, a rather large millipede


photo 121 : 7 april, a glimps of the original Troy Trail


photo 122 : 7 april, after ten hours back at Windsor, Horay!!



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