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Belgium Blue Lagoon (visit 2015)

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A fairly large mine in belgium with some blue water in it , I did a lot of walking and exploring and i actually don't have much pics from here ..

But a revisit will surely be planned as this is really cool to explore , been doing more and more underground explores lately and I like it

But I'm very inexperienced in underground explores so sometimes I think i'm going to get lost and stuff ...

This was also the case in this one, at first I was big mouthing my friends this isn't big , but several hours later :) hahahaah

22369748838_321b214188_b.jpgBlue Lagoon by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr

22167083643_f66c26dbc5_b.jpgBlue Lagoon by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr

22166990353_d9355f7cd3_b.jpgBlue Lagoon by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr

22600187470_2012cf3216_b.jpgBlue Lagoon by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr

22369861957_a9e31e0836_b.jpgBlue Lagoon by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr

22167102053_075764c7db_b.jpgBlue Lagoon by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr

22799371481_6c8acba375_b.jpgBlue Lagoon by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr

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