Beneath your feet

johnboy 16 September 2010 23

On YouTube “tailus” has posted what he calls a pseudo documentary with the following note:

Exploring the storm water drains in Canberra Australia. The music is original performed by myself. It goes without saying this kind of thing can be dangerous! Adventure safe.


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motleychick motleychick 2:50 pm 16 Sep 10

Draining is so much fun!!

p1 p1 3:40 pm 16 Sep 10

Hey, I think I know that guy. Isn’t Canberra a small place.

terubo terubo 4:48 pm 16 Sep 10

This man has much talent and should be encouraged to go further.

chris820 chris820 7:04 pm 16 Sep 10

The supers, eg ‘1700m under’, are misleading. They should be ‘1700m in’.

I recognise the entry, but not the exit. Can anyone pick it?

Beau Locks Beau Locks 8:45 pm 16 Sep 10

When I were a teenager me and my mates used to do a fair bit of draining all over Canberra. Although we had lots of fun, Canberra’s fairly ordinary on the tunnelling front: circular concrete drains that get smaller as you go up them; same setup wherever you are in town. My old man was a member of the Queensland Uni Sewerological Society (an offshoot of the Speliological Society) in the late 60s. They used to be able to cruise anywhere under the campus and come up anywhere else, including into buildings.

Not Canberra related, but…the best mission I ever did was in Sydney. Beginning in Careening Cove near Kiribilli. It follows the course of an old stream and runs thru convict-hewn tunnels, then into an amazing brickwork section (with a sort of weird keyhole shape). Then you go under the beginning of the harbour tunnel before going back into another old bit. There’s a junction and you can go a number of different ways, including down into Waverton, but I crawled out into the daylight in the middle of the North Sydney CBD.

squirell squirell 10:35 pm 16 Sep 10

chris820 said :

I recognise the entry, but not the exit. Can anyone pick it?

Where abouts is the entry?

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 2:28 am 17 Sep 10

A tad melodramatic, but interesting nonetheless.

trickyxr trickyxr 8:48 am 17 Sep 10

I as a kid used to get into the canberra show without paying by using the drains we used to come in at watson end of natex where they do the wood chopping. You can see where they have put grates on it now.

davecdp davecdp 9:10 am 17 Sep 10

Isn’t it illegal to enter the drainage system like that? Hard to police i suppose.

Thumper Thumper 9:12 am 17 Sep 10

melodramatic not!!!!

hahahaha..

still, a good little vid…

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 10:01 am 17 Sep 10

Needs more CHUDs.

p1 p1 10:05 am 17 Sep 10

davecdp said :

Isn’t it illegal to enter the drainage system like that? Hard to police i suppose.

Actually, I think the laws re storm-water drains are a little more convoluted then that. You clearly don’t have permission, but there are no signs / fences / anything saying you can’t. On the other hand, to enter a confined space like that, there are any number of laws to be followed, and I don’t think he is following a single one of them.

That said, the only time I have ever had interaction with the police with respect to draining, was because some civic minded member of the community saw us pop a man hole and climb in, and promptly called the police reporting that a drug gang was dealing under her suburb?

Needless to say, hilarity ensued.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 11:01 am 17 Sep 10

Memories of my childhood adventures in the drains under Caringbah scaring ourselves silly and occasionally getting stuck to boot…when they are too narrow to even kneel, backing up is not easy. We had an old mower with no motor that was a great way to move through the pipes.

Liked the music!

Interested in Beau Locks’ quoted route – that would be something to do!

Tailus Tailus 11:21 am 17 Sep 10

Wow what a response! I’m absolutely blown away, had to register just to say hi and thanks to everyone 🙂

UrbanAdventure.org UrbanAdventure.org 11:42 am 17 Sep 10

I used to explore drains quite a lot. But honestly Canberra onease are pretty boring. I prefer the nice big ones that you can drive down. Now that I have a bigger car it can’t fit down the small drains in Canberra. Hmm, perhaps a Sydney trip is in order?

LMR LMR 2:18 pm 17 Sep 10

Awesome, as kids we used to do alot of exploring around woden, go in at Phillip College and pop out at Chifley Shops. Just like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!!

astrojax astrojax 3:11 pm 17 Sep 10

anyone else notice the subtle shift in vision and music at 2:53 – i think tallus is no more and he stumbled onto a reptoid nest and was inhabited… vale tallus.

chris820 chris820 6:09 pm 17 Sep 10
Tailus Tailus 6:40 pm 17 Sep 10

Absolutely loved all the comments and views, Thanks everyone. I had no expectation this would go so big so fast! Thanks everyone for understanding my decision to take it down, hope you all enjoyed watching – Josh.

p1 p1 7:42 pm 17 Sep 10

Tailus said :

Absolutely loved all the comments and views, Thanks everyone. I had no expectation this would go so big so fast! Thanks everyone for understanding my decision to take it down, hope you all enjoyed watching – Josh.

Ahhh, josh, so I do know you… We worked at a certain Dodgy computer warehouse in mitchell many moons ago…

I did wonder how long you would leave that up with your face all over it. Shame, good vid.

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