Exploring the hill

Since we’d decided to camp out on the hottest day of the year, we thought a quick trip down into an old mine would provide some relief from the stifling heat.

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First, it was time to don the hard hats, though.

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Some of us quickly became firemen, refusing to give up their oversize hat for smaller “builders” hats in yellow!

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The walk down into the mine was refreshing, almost cold.

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Droplets of water condensing at the entrance of the gallery give away, just how quickly the temperature drops.

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And we took our time to acclimatise to the heat once we were back up from the galleries, having a few drinks in the shade before heading for our campsite.

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Well worth it!