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Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue

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Hidden : 11/16/2012
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

I've driven by here a few times (usually out geocaching) and I always think to myself, I can't believe there isn't a cache here. 


Cache is located near a very busy highway so use caution when retrieving. The shoulder is also kind of narrow (a little more than a car width) near the cache so make sure if you park at it you pull way off the road to not impede traffic, or drive ahead a couple hundred feet to where the shoulder is wider and walk on the side of the road to the cache.
“He had three ships and left from Spain/ He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain.”

In fourteen hundred ninety-two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

He had three ships and left from Spain;
He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain.

He sailed by night; he sailed by day;
He used the stars to find his way.

A compass also helped him know
How to find the way to go.

Ninety sailors were on board;
Some men worked while others snored.

Then the workers went to sleep;
And others watched the ocean deep.

Day after day they looked for land;
They dreamed of trees and rocks and sand.

October 12 their dream came true,
You never saw a happier crew!

"Indians!  Indians!"  Columbus cried;
His heart was filled with joyful pride.

But "India" the land was not;
It was the Bahamas, and it was hot.

The Arakawa natives were very nice;
They gave the sailors food and spice.

Columbus sailed on to find some gold
To bring back home, as he'd been told.

He made the trip again and again,
Trading gold to bring to Spain.

The first American?  No, not quite.
But Columbus was brave, and he was bright.


There's even a Wonderful Columbus Day Song
(sung to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell")

In 1492,
In 1492,
Columbus sailed across the sea,
In 1492.

For 70 days he sailed,
For 70 days he sailed,
Columbus sailed across the sea,
For 70 days he sailed.

He came to a new land,
He came to a new land,
Columbus sailed across the sea,
And came to a new land.

Exploring he did go,
Exploring he did go,
Columbus sailed across the sea,
Exploring he did go.

He sailed back home to Spain,
He sailed back home to Spain,
Columbus sailed across the sea,
Then sailed back home to Spain.

Christopher Columbus
In August 1492,
Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

October 12th they sighted land,
And set their feet upon new sand.




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