Capircorn Caves, City Hall, Free Time, and Crocs
Trip Start Jul 09, 2013
19Trip End Jul 28, 2013
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We had a guided tour in the caves and saw some of the formations that were made by the water and minerals as it dripped through the cracks. We ended up in Cathedral Cave which has near perfect acoustics. Vanessa, one of our delegation songbirds, was encouraged to get up in front of the group and sing. She sang Listen which I was able to record, but I think everyone will have to wait until I get home and on to better wifi service to upload
After group pictures inside the cave, students were given the chance to select one of three different adventures to complete. The hardest one was called the Whales Belly which involved crawling through a hole which they called the "whale's mouth" and going through tight spaces until you crawled up and out of the whale's blow hole at the top. Rather than crawling through the space myself, I happily climbed to the blow hole and took pictures of the students as they emerged.
We had lunch at Capircorn Caves... Hot dogs, cole slaw, and a piece of chocolate cake. The thing that made the hot dog more palatable for me was the fact that they provided all sorts of toppings for you - bits of ham, cheese, grilled onions, tomato sauce, mustard, mustard seeds, and bbq sauce. Without those toppings, the dog itself was pretty bland. But I DO love their hot dog buns here. They are so much better than at home! They taste so much more fresh and void of preservatives! I could have had another hot dog JUST for the bun alone!
Once we were done with the caves, we headed into Rockhampton for our civic welcome
We headed back to the resort, and the students were all so excited when they were told they would have free time to relax and enjoy the pool. Most of them at least dipped in the pool, but it was cold so most did not stay in for long. About a dozen of them ended up crowding JP in the jacuzzi, so I think that cut his hot tub time short.
After showering and changing into dry clothes, we hopped on the coach for a drive to the Koorana Crocodile Farm for dinner.