Pure luck. We always
joke that we possess some sort of special urban exploring powers, but
in truth, its the good old UEM luck that provides seventy-five
percent of the locations we explore, with the rest being places other
explorers tell us about.
Fall had come to the year 2003, and it was getting colder soon
itd be just too cold to wander around town, looking
for boarded-up windows or graffiti. Our target for the day was the Darling
Foundries, somewheredowntown. We never could find it, though: either
we missed it completely or it got renovated/demolished.Undaunted
Well, okay, somewhat dejected, we began roving around the area, and
drifted south to Silo #5, where the Mosaicultures were still going on.
We passed by and eventually ended up following the Lachine Canal, just
looking around at big buildings, clambering up to train tracks here
when we discovered a shed-sized out-of-the-way building
whose door wasnt locked at all! Needless to say, we hurled ourselves
in, revealing a metallic staircase that descended into darkness too
thick to pierce.
But hey, they make flashlights
for a reason, right? At the bottom we found ourselves at the mouth of
a gaping tunnel large enough to be a road tunnel. Surely, this was some
secret maintenance tunnel, and our entrance was an emergency exit! Probably
alarmed, too. Damn. It was thus with quite a bit of nervousness that
we set forth, listening for possible maintenance workers or blaring
alarm sirens. But when we came upon a large section of the tunnel that
had been partially flooded, we realized this was a disused tunnel. And
the Wellington one, probably. This we confirmed afterwards via a quick
topside search for the notorious gated exit, which we found.
days, Saint Damascus just smiles on you....
the Wellington Tunnel