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03 September 2013 @ 11:37 pm
Do what you are afraid to do...  
I have a recurring nightmare where I'm trapped in a partially collapsed cave with several other people. This scenario involves getting stuck in a passage so narrow you have to slither along on your belly and having a panicked reaction that usually wakes me up.

Still, for some reason, caving in a lava tube seemed like an *awesome* idea, so I booked a horseride-in-the-morning/caving-in-the-afternoon tour. It was dark and wet and kinda creepy-cool. On the way back to the surface, the guide mentioned that there were two ways back - the easy way we came in and the "tricky" way that involved some neat sights but tight spaces. Well, in for a penny, in for a pound, and I went with the tricky group. I tried to stick close to the guide as a woobie and did really pretty well, despite encountering a passage several meters long where the space to "crawl" through was perhaps 12" tall. Eeep.

But, you know what? It was ok, even fun. :) Yay for facing fears! 
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Aaron (Rusty) Lloydrustmon on September 4th, 2013 01:27 am (UTC)
Sweet! :)
carrot_khan on September 4th, 2013 12:41 pm (UTC)
Achievement unlocked!
Elizabethliz_bet on September 4th, 2013 03:39 pm (UTC)
That sounds awesome! :)

I can be very claustrophobic, but have little problems with caving, mostly because the air and surroundings are nice and cold (for some reason that makes it fine). I think if it was regular RT or warm, I would have a hard time keeping my head calm!
Albredaalbreda on September 4th, 2013 06:11 pm (UTC)
Good for you! I've been a few very close spaces like that, and am exceptionally unlikely to go into one again unless it was to rescue myself or a loved one.

Glad you had fun, also! :)