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Ginnie Springs
Gilchrist, Florida, United States
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Habitat: Cave. Equipment Notes: Stereo=1; Split track. David Doubilet and Wes Skiles Ginnie Springs, FL SIDE THREE WS: One of the things we haven't talked about, see start that over again... DD: What are we gonna talk about? WS: Well one of the really neat things that we've seen exploring caves is we've gone down into these un¬derground rivers exploring a long passage, uh... (voice above) DD: Oh okay, let's set up the cameras. WS: Yeah that's a good idea. Chuck: We will not need talk, we just the swim around as a matter of fact we'd rather not have anybody say anything. DD: Okay. WS: All right we're going to it. DD: Look at me, I'm as helpless as an aborigine.... (surface instructions) DD: Okay. Chuck: Is there any more dramatic sound that you do down there of any nature something you probably haven't thought about that you want to do ... DD: I think we should get the natural sounds, uh Chuck, of our swimming, oh, shit. (surface voice) DD: And uh the only other thing I can think about is the uh pepperoni pizza that that uh Wes is gonna bring up in his mask. Chuck: That's great I can hardly wait to see it. DD: That sounds a little bit like the Trevi Fountain I believe. Chuck: Sounds like a Technicolor yawn. DD: You know that old song three heaves in the foun¬tain....Where's the other camera. WS: Yeah it's on the way. DD: Okay what are we gonna do we're gonna swim urn toward the camera and back? WS: Yeah. VOICE: Actually between them, around them across them. DD: How's your air situation? WS: I got plenty. DD: I got fifteen. Uh, uh-huh. WS: Ah-ah-ah. DD: Wait, you're caught. WS: Oh wait oh no I'm caught oh no. Don't film it no I don't want to see me go like this! DD: Why do you have these dreams doctor? I have dreams I'm caught in the caverns down below. WS: Oh, yeah. I've got my safety diver knotted up so he can't go anywhere without me. DD: Oh, god. Wes has now proceeded to truss his safety diver up like a Christmas Turkey. What are you doing? WS: You okay? Yeah he says he's okay. Great sport, huh? Swimming around where you can't go straight up. You go straight up and you run into solid rock. DD: Boink. WS: Like I just did. DD: Oh, hear that one? Uhh. WS: You have to retrace your steps you gotta go back out the same way you came. Okay. Here we come David. DD: Okay. We got the cameras rolling? WS: Yup. DD: Okay here we go. No sound. Breathing, end of tape.

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6 Jan 2005 by Ben Brotman
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6 Jan 2005 by Ben Brotman
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6 Jan 2005 by Ben Brotman