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19 February 2016

Buchan Caves

Guess what? After weeks of waiting, I've finally received an offer to the Bachelor of Design at Swinburne University! To say that I'm stoked is an understatement. Orientation Day is next Monday. Wish me luck ^^
In the meantime, I took advantage of the long break by making quite a bit of progress on Moment of Reading.
Only the roses left to go now.
Fast forward to Valentine's weekend, Sean and I had a getaway at Buchan Cave Reserve. Immediately upon arrival, we were greeted by grazing kangaroos.
   
Early next morning, we went for both the Royal Cave and Fairy Cave guided tours which are operated daily. The honeycomb of caves was formed almost 400 million years ago by underground rivers cutting through limestone rock.
The calcite-rimmed pools in Royal Cave are absolutely beautiful to behold.
   
Gravity defying stalactites hung from the roof of the cave.
   
Both caves are well lit with concrete pathways.
   
Yup, that’s me being completely awed by the elaborate stalactites and stalagmites in Fairy Cave.
I believe this formation is named The Chandelier. One can easily see why.
   
Words alone cannot describe how spectacular the limestone formations were. Hopefully the photos we took have been able to marginally convey some of the grandeur.
   
If you ever have the chance to visit this area, do visit Buchan Caves. It truly was a magical experience.

6 comments:

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congratulations! That is awesome news.
The caves look amazing too, they are so beautiful and mysterious.

Margaret said...

Congratulations on your acceptance! Hope you do well in the program. Lovely progress on your stitching. And those caves -- wow!

Blu said...

Congrats on the acceptance!
Your stitching looks lovely.

Carol said...

That's so great, Veronica!! Congratulations--all your hard work paid off. Lovely photos--the kangaroos are so adorable :)

Terri said...

Congratulations!! And what a great weekend getaway! Love the pictures!

phann son said...

Oh, how wonderful!! Congratulations to you and Sean, Veronica--such a lovely couple!! Best wishes for every happiness throughout your marriage :)

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