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Eye of the Tiger: On expedition in Tassie

Author:  Agnes Milowka

Published in 'Underwater Speleology' Volume 37 Number 2, April/May/June 2010

I am cold and alone inside the cave. Sitting there at 30ft I'm slowly loosing all feeling. I am so cold that it hurts. I am desperately craving comfort. To stay put is a mental struggle. It is tempting to shoot up to the surface, to sunlight, to warmth. I know I can't. I know that I have to stay. I know I am stuck in a self-imposed jail cell. I might be wretched and miserable but escape is not an option. The seconds of the clock count down. The more often I look down at the computer, the more frequently I am disappointed. Time, it seems, is standing still.    /.../

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