This 253 meter long former railway tunnel- constructed in the 1870′s- came to the end of it’s working life in 1955 when a replacement tunnel was opened. Apart from a bit of water seeping in through the cracks, it still seems in pretty sound order after all these years.
With the beginning of summer we cracked 4 new drains in one day, and met plenty of friendly eels along the way.
Now that Wellington’s violent (some reaching 200km/hr winds) spring storms are finally ebbing away we can get back down into the slippery drains running through the city.… Read more “Drainy Season”
Underneath the Island, in the areas not hewn away to make room for heavy industry, Cockatoo island is criss-crossed with a myriad of tunnels, facilitating the movement… Read more “Cockatoo Island 2 – Tunnels”
“Never play on the train tracks”- but no one said anything about playing under the tracks…
We returned to an old haunt, some tunnels hewn through the Wellington hills, to find that some visitors from the Cave Clan had been through since our… Read more “Subterranean”