Dwight Peck's personal website

Winter 2003-2004

wonderful wintry fun in the country the neo-cons have so far overlooked

The search for Jura holes continues

It seems strange, but there are people who cannot be kept from seeking out calcareous holes in the Jura forest floor.

You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.

Like Kristin (above), come all the way from Boston, USA, to see for herself some of these famous karstic conversation-pieces. Here she's seen charging down into the Creux d'Enfer du Petit Cunay half-suspecting earlier reports of great yawning human-devouring chasms to have been pitifully exaggerated. 25 April 2004.

Newly convinced of the karstic glories of the Creux d'Enfer itself, Kristin trudges up out of the Hell Hollow to see the big hole on the Petit Cunay meadow.

Kristin displays patience, 25 April 2004, whilst her photographer pauses for a wee and points the way forward over the horizon.

Kristin darts over the headland of Petit Cunay in a rush to see the Big Limestone Thing out on the south side of the meadow (1522m).

Anticipation is sometimes half the fun.

Kristin, instincts for Jura holes improving with every visit, senses an anomaly and tests with a skipole before stepping forward.

Good job she did, too

Here's the big karst thing . . . let's just lean over here for a better look down into its tenebrous depths . . .

There's such a thing as going too far in one's karstic zeal.

Once recovered from her brief gravity-driven adventure, Kristin prepares to move on down through the forest, 25 April 2004.

Not without checking out a few more nasty gateways to hell on the way back down the hill towards the car. And then back to Boston for a while.

Winter 2003-4

Feedback and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, . All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 30 January 2005, revised 29 September 2008, 6 January 2014.

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