Nothing was odd about deciding to go out and try to find some Geocaches yesterday. Other than it was 7:30pm when I left and the closest one was about 15 kms away. But my timing was pretty good, seeing as the day before was the longest day of the year so I had a few hours of light left.
I started with Board Walking
, which is in a nice area I never knew existed. There was no one there, so it was pretty easy to walk around looking for something that might not be there. After a short search, I found it, logged my visit, took a little alien and left.
Next, Bramble Scramble
. It must be the part of town or something, because this cache location was also deserted. I could have lounged around the area and took in the wide open space, but I was on a mission, and the sky was getting dark. So I logged my visit, re-hid the cache and dashed off.
Number 3 was Rampart Scaling
which was an interesting find in that the location is nearly hidden itself. I never knew this existed and the walk down to the water is pretty cool. With a full view of the harbour, downtown and the North Shore mountains, it is certainly a place you could spend some quiet time. But not me! I had to make #4 before all the light was gone and it was heading under the horizon. Gotta run!
The final cache I was looking for was Stump Jumping
. This one proved to be the most difficult, but only because it was already dark and, at 9:20pm, it was hard to find my way around. My mini-penlight to the rescue and I managed to locate the cache. 4 out of 4!
As I filled out the log book, I heard a sound that was a little scary. I slowly looked to my left and a huge furry animal was descending upon me! I uttered a bit of a yell and reflexively jumped back, which scared the life out of the wee raccoon that had snuck up on me.
After calming down (and watching the racoon and his family depart), I finished logging my find, replaced the cache in it's original location and headed for home.