Morris Dancing, a honey farm and limestone caves

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Chudleigh Honey shop. Morris Dancing
This morning Andrew and I leave the others to their plans and head inland to Deloraine then Chudleigh to meet up with many friends.  Several of my former Morris Dancing side, Molonglo Mayhem Border Morris from Canberra and many of the extended family of dancers in Australia were there at the beginning of a tour organised by the New Zealand Morris Dancers.  Always hopeful to get invited to dance I have my kit with me and indeed I do.  There are between 80-100 dancers and musicians gathered outside a honey shop and in the chilly morning the dancing in the street begins.
Dancing opposite young Thomas from Black Joak he asks me how hard I hit (the stick used in the border style dance).  I tell him as hard as I get and we proceed to demolish two (borrowed) sticks calling for replacements.  Sorry, Tasmanian Morris, thank you for supplying them!.
On to Mole Creek Pub where lunch is organised with plenty more dancing in the gardens.  Afterwards I say goodbye as Andrew and I head to the end of the road to visit the limestone caves as I heard there were glow worms there and I have never seen any.  We visit King Solomon's Cave and the one with the glow worms.  The return journey is about 1 1/2 hours and a gourmet meal.
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Stalactites in caves
Stalactites in caves
Mole Creek caves
Mole Creek caves
a spill over pool natural formation
a spill over pool natural formation
Mole Creek
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