|Before we get to the tunnel, check out
In the end of this "lake" (I would call it a pond) is "The Well." You'll get a better sense of the scale in a minute.
|Across the street from the photo above
is the entrance.
It isn't obvious from this image, but you have to jump down here from the lowest part of the concrete wall on the left. Either that or swim from upstream. And I'm not Aqua-man.
Note the submerged tunnel to the right. It goes into the Well also.
|Here's a shot right near the entrance.
As you can see in the distance, the other end of the tunnel is not too
And isn't it amazing how I was able to hold the ceiling up by myself?
|At the other end is a waterfall... and waterfowl.|
|Getting up closer, note the two other
birds swimming in the bottom of the Well. They jumped in from the
tunnel as we approached and never bothered to wake sleepy-head here to
warn him we were about to catch him.
The trash in the center led Dani to suspect that the Well was designed to keep the debris from the surface of the pond and swept out of view.
|Dani managed to sneak right up to the narcoleptic bird without rousing him. In fact, he didn't wake up until we were already leaving... and then he still didn't notice us!|
|Here's a look up out of the Well toward
the park around the pond.
If you take another look at the first image on this page, you'll be able to make out the outline of the top of the tunnel over Dani's shoulder.
|Just another look at a silly goose and the sleeping bird.|
|As you can see, there is some drainage
from a couple tunnels on one side.
It is advisable to wear boots in here. We left ours in the car, and Dani ended up slipping on the slick part and skinning up her elbow. Still, she admits the place was cool enough to be worth the trip.
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