The expedition to the cave Mlynky
• The expedition to the cave Mlynky
When you start to deal with some things you love, you do not expect from him significant results. Since the favorite business the most important - process.
That's my hobby brought me to the cave "Mlynky". Venture on this expedition into the Western cave "Mlynky" helped photos with similar speleopohodov. During this expedition was planned to conduct intelligence work and photography.
Until the base, where we were to spend the night, we had to crawl for almost three hours. It was exhausting, hard on the teeth squeaked dust, thirsty, in the way we came across the deep pit, huge halls and galleries, bats and mud colored crystals and helictites, as well as a great number of narrow cracks that and want us to swallow (I was sure).
It is difficult to describe the emotions and transfer photos using all the indescribable beauty of the halls and galleries. Gypsum crystals, which play with all the colors of the rainbow in the light of lanterns and candles, like small universes - you need at least once to see for yourself.
The cave "Mlynky" - horizontal gypsum cave labyrinth type. It is located in Ternopil region and is one of the most beautiful gypsum caves in Ukraine. The total length of the passages is nearly 45 km. The temperature in the cave in summer and winter is always constant, approximately 9-10 degrees.
At the entrance (exit) to the cave you meet a sculpture caver Vasey (so kindly call it). You have to touch him or to be photographed with him for good luck.
Here is the map of the cave "Mlynky".
This is my first experience with a ridiculous light freezing (freezelight). By the way, when taking pictures of the cave was used long exposures and from 5 to 8 different color light sources, as well as candles.
The first hour we crept cheerful and fun, then the dirt and dust with a thick layer covered all my enthusiasm.
By the way, the bat, lives much longer than the usual field mouse, it can reach the age of 25-30 years.
My contented grin still does not know what lies ahead.
Upon reaching the target, the girl decided to relax.
When I crawled over this precipice, I wildly shaking knees, the soul hidden in the heels and did not want to go back there.
An amazing sight - the light of lanterns and candles cave walls sparkled and played by millions of small patches of light that came from the gypsum crystals.
In the cave ahead going ass has the same function as the other shoulder in moments of mutual aid - on it you can rely on.
The most important thing that I have grasped for myself - can not go into the cave with a sense of fear.
And you know what cave bats not suck blood - they guzzle it.
In the cave is not only impassable narrow passages, but also large halls with galleries, which you can move around in full view.
In order to avoid violations of the microclimate, the head asked not to touch the crystals, otherwise they start up the fungus and they are destroyed.
stuck between two walls, I'm more afraid of your camera and lenses. Surprisingly, the thought that my ass can not get through, and I can stay here for a long time, I did not even come to mind.
The feeling, as if you meet the sunrise on Mars.
Natural formations on the walls of the cave look unique and fascinating.
Our team supper, slowly negotiating the plans for the next day.
And it was our kitchen, with gas hob and lots of shelves for different stuff.
Each expedition is trying to dazzle his cave Bozhkov, who protects them.
The tank with potable water. It is very difficult to haul your own water through narrow cave passages, so you have to get water directly from the "ceiling."
It is very brave girl, by means of men will not wait, here she and reached the star.
Somewhere behind the left labyrinth with the interesting name "Adam's rib".
Early in the morning, but always in a cave at one time - starry night.
A second experiment. Gathered those who have just fled after breakfast, extra flashlights and handed out at the expense of "three", all together we began to imitate the Brownian motion of particles. What came out of this experiment - you can see in the photo.
And have you ever invited a girl on a date in a cave?
crystals embedded in iron and manganese ions (and multiple beams of lights) make multi-colored crystals.
When moving over the cave must be very careful and think through your posleduschego step, one wrong move - you can fly and slipping down.
In the cave of absolute silence, only occasionally disturbs the water droplets that break away from the vaults and fall on the clay floor.
Move sometimes had braced his back and legs in the wall, or almost becoming the splits, and below us were cracked, leaving deep down.
Coming out of the cave tired and exhausted, barely dragging his feet, he spun the idea in my head - I will come back here, will definitely be back.