I found a dozen beer on the bottom of Falcon Lake! FTF 15:30. The Turdle-femme had to work today, but The Matriarch (my mom) was up for a boat ride. Our first stop – the Falcon Lake Marina, where they outfitted us with a 14’ fishing boat and 7 hp motor capable of 23 km/h with a tail wind. The clouds opened up while were gassing up the boat, but the sun came out again for our trip across the lake. We cruised over the coordinates a couple of times, then I ran the boat into some rocks (in a good way) and jumped into the water. There ends the life of my cell phone – I thought I’d emptied my pockets but missed the little phone. The water felt great. I put on my mask and started diving for beer. That 6m GPSr accuracy sure starts to seem huge when you’re searching for a container on the boulder strewn bottom of the lake one gulp of air at a time. But find it I did! Brought up the cache and much to my delight found a voucher for a free dozen Molson products from the good people at Gordon Hotels, Winnipeg. Woo Hoo!
T the FTF, voucher and $2 Tim Hortons
L Tape Measure Keychain and bouncing Happy Face
Of course now I had to find the cache hiding place all over again so I could put it back! I waved my arms at The Secret Garden just in case anybody was watching. We cruised over to Gravel & Wave Blitz next and stopped at the Secret Garden at about 5:30 on the way home. My mom really enjoyed your gardens, but alas, we couldn’t find any cottagers. We did notice a boat over the Sunken Treasure though – was it you? This is definitely at the top of my list of favorite Manitoba caches – thanks for a very fun afternoon – and the beer! Ya gotta love a kid friendly cache with beer as the FTF prize :)