This was our third mission on an increasingly sunny afternoon of geocaching. We headed out in a serious mood, with map and compass consultations to make sure we took the right paths, but were soon waylaid by a very interesting caterpillar, with whom we spent a few photographically filled minutes.
Some indeterminate time and several sand dunes later, we finally reached the coordinates and began our search. So many holes to explore and some quite deep; E didn't like to stick her arm too far in, for fear it might not come back out again. But the hint was exactly right, and we found the buried treasure at last! We think the cache is better for being buried, as it gives quite a good pirate feel to the search.
We signed the log and left Traveling Dinosaur TB to play king of the hill.
Next, we headed down to the beach, where S again became camera preoccupied, while E flung away her sneakers and ran across the sands. Ahhh, what glorious sensations: soft sand and cool water, especially on hot, shoe-weary feet!
After much splashing and frolicking, and discovering a sandy tide pool full of tiny, nearly transparent shrimp (who jumped like fleas when we tried to capture them!), we finally dried off our feet and headed inland to pick up one more cache before heading home.
Thanks for this soul- and sole-refreshing cache!