Today’s colour is canary
White Scar Cave is the longest cave tour in Britain.
The tour is very interesting, with lots of great photo opportunities. Hard hats are required because you have to get down very low and you will bang your head!
The cave began with the laying down of limestone deposits, which millions of years later were hollowed out by the action of water. Much later still, in 1923, the cave entered human history with its discovery by Christopher Long. As this model of Christopher Long shows, it was not an easy task with just candlelight to lead the way.
Thankfully today the path through the caves is much easier.
It is called White Scar because of the colour of the steep craggy outcrops of rock which tower 600 feet above the cave entrance. They are called scars, a term derived from the Old Norse word sker meaning ‘low reef in the sea’
For more information visit – www.whitescarcave.co.uk
Some crayola colours are not always what you would imagine them to be. When I think of canary I would think bright yellow, like a canary bird. However, I matched these photos to the canary colour as defined by crayola.
Have you visited in caves? I would love to here about other caves in other parts of the world. What comes to mind when you think of the colour canary? Probably not caves!