I started in this morning at 8:45 to do all 6 in this park. At 3:15 I had 5 finds, 1 DNF and was back in my car heading out to eat.
I was walking along on yet one more leg of the god-awful long multi when I realized there was another cache on my screen. I looked over and what do I see? An island????? It's a nice day and all but an island? the ice has been out what, a couple weeks? Nope, I headed on down the trail to another cache and then on the way back for the multi I find myself back looking across 80 or 100 feet of water to the island.
I finally decide that I haven't seen a soul around here and it is pretty nice so I walk down and stick my hand in the water. Brrrr, but not too awful bad. I look around once again and proceed to strip down naked. Wow, not too bad out, Pretty nice actually. Then I stepped in the water. YIKEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!
Now I have a pen and rubber chicken in one hand and the leash to my GPS in my teeth and I start wading across. The water is so cold my feet start to cramp within just a few steps. Then I discover the water is over my head before I get to the midpoint. I am now splashing along with one hand and trying not to gasp(GPS in teeth, remember?). As I find the bottom again the mud is about a foot deep and there are rocks and sticks so I can't run right out.
I then have to climb through the bushes bare butt naked and make my way across the island. About half way across I hear a voice and see a women running down the trail. Uh Oh, I left my clothes, digital camera, wallet, cell phone, PDA, and walking stick laying on the bank right beside the trail. Now I am running back across the island to make sure she doesn't bother my stuff.
Being as I was naked I am not real sure what I could have done if she had stopped. Maybe just walk out ti the edge and once she spotted me she would be laughing too hard to bother with my clothes. Luckily she turned and went down another trail without seeing my clothes. Now I had to limp back through the bushes and brambles to the other side of the island AGAIN. Once I got there I almost cried. My GPS said 85 feet that-a-way.
85 feet that-a-way is yet another island. NO!!!!! please no.... But of course. Well I am already naked so off through the water I go. Once on the island the find was easy. I did my trade and back I went. Throught the waist deep water to the first island, across the island with its brambles and bushes and back into the water again. I swim back to my clothes and try to dry out a little while hoping no one comes along.
This is another adventure for my "What would you do for a geocache" book I should be writing. LOL Thanks for a great adventure and I ma glad I did this one before summer hit and all the muggles kept me from skinny dipping.
SL TN Left my signature rubber chicken and "Geocacher at Work" dash card.
[This entry was edited by LaughingTerry on Monday, April 10, 2006 at 9:39:56 PM.]