Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Waitomo Caves

On our way to Rotorua yesterday, we stopped in Waitomo and I decided to innertube down through the Waitomo Caves. The water was going to be really cold, so only 2 out of 7 of us decided we were going to do it. The others decided to just take a guided tour into the cave entrance.

For some part of the ride, we basically hook eachother's legs under another person's arms and then float together through the cave.

These caves are famous for their glowworms, which I found out on the float down that the glowing comes from a chemical reaction in their gastric system and makes their excrement glow when it's dark. I couldn't take any pictures of the glowworms but here's one for you to see:


You can find the rest of them here.

2 Comments:

Blogger Ben said...

dude I want to see some glow in the dark excrement!

June 11, 2008 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

haha. I tried trust me. It just wouldn't work with my low level camera.

June 13, 2008 at 12:16 AM  

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