Well, this is by far the best cache we’ve ever hunted, found or not found. It’s got everything a person dreams of: adventure, beauty, mystery, fantasy, wild life, socialising, good food and, best of all: Geocaching!
The first glimpse of the greatness of what is to come is the way to the parking lot. The black tar road reminds us of the beautiful night sky, the smoke from the numerous factories is like a fluffy rainy cloud upon our heads (we love rain by the way), the concrete buildings are the perfect setting for a fantasy adventure, reminiscent of a J. R. R. Tolkien book.
When we realise where the GPSr is leading us, we’re aghast: it’s like a portal to Heaven! The mosquitoes are like tiny fairies, inviting us in by the thousands; the wind, as if it needed, screams at our ears, begging us to enter… Even the trees are all dead, as they obviously were not able to bear the beauty of it all.
The surrounding darkness that involves us as we take the first steps towards the waypoint enables us to better sense the exquisite fragrance that rises from the ground… This is possibly due to the fact that this amazing place apparently used to be an Indian graveyard, at least that’s what was written on come old plaque over some fresh human remains: Imagine that! This place even has an ancient heritage!
By the waypoint, on the middle of a deserted litter field, a strange man stands, as if guarding the area… Maybe those bats that baffled us with their wings were his; it sure was tricky to get out of the maze like that! But he looks like a really nice guy, those red eyes… I bet he got them from his mother! Maybe he’ll be so gentle as to provide some assistance with MightyReek’s now empty eye socket, after all it were his bats that got to have a feast with it…
We approach the guy and politely ask him to help us look for the waypoint, to which he gave us an intriguing look. But then he shows us how a nice fellow he is: he summons some frisky fire spirits to help us!
But unfortunately they couldn’t stay long, because as they were coming towards us the rain comes to join us! This is the icing on the cake, although the spirits vanish and we are suddenly all alone. At first the rain is just a gentle touch, but after a second or two we soon detect some furiousness on the way it shows its love for us, and such is its passion that soon we are ready to go to a doctor and claim that we ran into a door!
In the middle of this turmoil Tehanu finds the waypoint by chance, and we get on our way. Out of the blue, some friendly wolves appear, and we have the pleasure of running with them on the dust, while they are foaming with love. One of them seems to take a liking for Tehanu, and starts nibbling on her leg, just until it detaches from the rest of her body, and the whole pack joins in for the feast, and though we’d like to stay we really need to get to the cache today!