Vega Grande Cave. Journey into the Heart of the Mountain

DSC09216To explore a cave is like traveling into the kingdom of darkness and silence; it is a temporary renunciation of heaven in order to be hugged by the Mother Earth guts. Since I fear enclosed spaces, it is always a big challenge for me but I assure you it is a fascinating adventure, come with me.

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The first challenge that discourages many people, is to crawl for about ten meters, quite a military exercise.

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A thousand shapes of stalagmites and stalactites confirm the antiquity and charm of this cave.

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If you suffer from claustrophobia we don’t recommend it, there are really narrow passages. Thanks to the moisture and the mud, narrow passages are less complex but you end up full of mud.

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pasos de la cueva de Vega Grande

According to some of the boldest explorers, in the largest Vega Cave more than 15 rivers pass through. We just reached three or four at most.DSC04303DSC04308DSC02829

Some took the opportunity to practice the mud therapy. DSC04343

en la cueva de Vega Grande

The cave fauna is varied and mysterious, there, I have seen bats, crabs, spiders … and some say that even Cuban snakes, but truly I have not found those.

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One of the river´s pass through is completely under water, after a few meters you find yourself in another gallery, but now the entrance is blocked by mud and the access is not allowed.

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Yes, it is true, everyone ends up muddy and even with some injuries, but happy because of the triumphs: overcoming fears and venturing into the jaws of the orc, but especially being closer to the heart of the mountain.

 

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* Traducción realizada por: Lic. Zenia Bermudez López. Graduada de Lengua Inglesa y Francesa
 en la Universidad de Holguín “Oscar Lucero Moya”

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