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Deep Shelter - dover - kent - 2008

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Looks like number 2, I lost my underground exploration virginity in there haha, I was shit scared for about the first 5 minutes then realised it wasn't actually that scary haha :lol:

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Looks like number 2, I lost my underground exploration virginity in there haha, I was shit scared for about the first 5 minutes then realised it wasn't actually that scary haha :lol:

Look at Dazzers Avatar pic, that was taken in that shelter. We use it a lot for experimental photography because it's so accessible. shame there's been a recent fire and the place stinks now, or at least it did when we last visited.

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ahh yes, I definitely do, if its the one involving a Bee, that I keep hearing mention but never actually fully heard :lol:

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well we went down i was happy taking pictures then all of the sudden bbbbbbbbzzzzzzzzzzzzz bbbbbbbbbbbbzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz im gona get ya enter one pissed of bee that dive bombed solar p and then chased him a round for 10 mins while he screams like a girl mwhahahahaahaa

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