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Old Saturday, February 25th, 2006, 01:11 PM
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Hello all,

I know of three caves on the island. We have been to all three, but when I look at my map I see 4 - Fontein, Guardirikiri, Tunnel of Love, and Huliba. I always thought that Huliba and Tunnel of Love were the same. Am I wrong? Have we missed a cave to explore?

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Old Saturday, February 25th, 2006, 04:28 PM
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Michelle,
Perhaps the best way to answer this would be to say that there are many other caves that are just as well unexplored.

Some of these are more shafts than cves. The area around the current Tierra Del Sol had a couple. I went into one of them and it was full of water in most parts and extremely dangerous. There are some other man made shafts and natural caves in the Lago Colony area. The most famouse of these are the military shafts that ran from the coastal cliff directly infront of Baby Beach on to the bottom of the hill that held the gun turrets. If I am not mistaken there were two of these. I only walked one of them and am an expert in Bat Sh*t as a result. I guess we should all be an expert at someting.

I have been told about a cave in the Pos Chikito area, however never went there. The French Mans Pass also has some caves, (so I have been told) however these are also not visited by myself.

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Many of these caves are more the result of sink hole fallings that actuall caves. You have to keep in mind that much of our island is actually coral reef sticking up in various layers. You can notice these layers in various areas, however the easiest one to see is where the light house is. That 'mesa' is a flat piece of coral bed that has been raised up. Once you develop an eye for it, you can notice this in several other areas.

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Hello all,

I know of three caves on the island. We have been to all three, but when I look at my map I see 4 - Fontein, Guardirikiri, Tunnel of Love, and Huliba. I always thought that Huliba and Tunnel of Love were the same. Am I wrong? Have we missed a cave to explore?

Thanks.

Michelle
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Old Saturday, February 25th, 2006, 08:16 PM
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Re: the Bat $HiT in some of those caves.
That stuff inhaled can cause bad respiratory illnesses.

One has to be extremely careful when near the stuff.
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Old Saturday, February 25th, 2006, 10:45 PM
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Thanks Charles. That is very interesting .
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Loren is still smelling (tasting) the Tunnel of Love, 2 years later...it was fun for me, but a nightmare for her (that's why it was fun for me )

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Re: the Bat $HiT in some of those caves.
That stuff inhaled can cause bad respiratory illnesses.

One has to be extremely careful when near the stuff.
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Hello all,

I know of three caves on the island. We have been to all three, but when I look at my map I see 4 - Fontein, Guardirikiri, Tunnel of Love, and Huliba. I always thought that Huliba and Tunnel of Love were the same. Am I wrong? Have we missed a cave to explore?

Thanks.

Michelle
In case anyone's still wondering, Huliba and the Tunnel of Love are, in fact, two separate caves. They are quite close to each other in the area above and behind Fontein and Guadirikiri. The Tunnel of Love is (as its name implies) a tunnel whereas Huliba is accessed through an open pit. So, if you came out the same hole you went in, you were in Huliba. If you came out at the end of a short tunnel a little ways removed from where you went in, you were in the Tunnel of Love.
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The Tunnel of Love is fairly deep and I don't recall any bats in that one the last time I went down in it. Some of the other caves I went to (i forget which ones exactly) were slightly more open and had many more bats in them.
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has anyone else experienced the "guide" at the tunnel of love?
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Charlie rat,
Your explanation of the Tunnel VS Caves is so clear and makes so much sense. Sometimes it takes a clear explanation to make sense out of things. Thanks for that
Charles

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In case anyone's still wondering, Huliba and the Tunnel of Love are, in fact, two separate caves. They are quite close to each other in the area above and behind Fontein and Guadirikiri. The Tunnel of Love is (as its name implies) a tunnel whereas Huliba is accessed through an open pit. So, if you came out the same hole you went in, you were in Huliba. If you came out at the end of a short tunnel a little ways removed from where you went in, you were in the Tunnel of Love.
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Huliba cave is not accesible. They have closed it off.
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