Wednesday, January 01, 2014

It's A New Year

I am copypasting this from an email I sent my mother...

I just got back from geocaching around the south bay area.  I took the bike so I could cover more area.  Well, I didn't RIDE down there, I hauled the bicycle to three different locations and set out from those.  First was in Chula Vista, near the bay.  Next was still in Chula Vista, but a couple of miles up the Sweetwater river.  Next was in Imperial Beach. And lastly, in Eastlake.  Oh, that's four places.

I found three caches that I hadn't been able to find the first time I looked for them, plus some others.  I spent quite a bit of time on some of them, almost an hour at the first one.  It was very well camouflaged.

My knee starting hurt while biking, sometimes, but not while walking.  A stabbing pain in the front left.  I checked to see if anyone was poking me with a knitting needle, but no.

It was 47 degrees when I took off the morning, and it was pretty chilly down by the bay.  It has warmed up and now is 72 degrees outside in La Mesa.

Well, have a good week!
 So I rode ten miles today and found eleven caches, and didn't find two.

I calculate that I rode 246 miles this year, 2013, all told.  My least year by 64 miles.

Here's the pics!

Yup, there's a cache in there somewhere! I spent 45 minutes looking for this one! And not for the first time, either.  I been here before!

The tide is in!  Stood on the concrete ledge to get this view.

I walked across that trestle at high tide many years ago.  It was very scary!

I was standing on the ground holding the iPhone over my head for this one. Hence the fence.

Water water!  Those pointy things are supposed to keep the birds off, of course.

Those were from the bike path that goes around the Big Bay.

These are from the path along the Sweetwater River, on the south side. The side less traveled.

Heading east, back to the vehicle.

This might have been a really cool pic if the trolley had come by.  Intersection of the 5, the 54, and the trolley. And the Sweetwater River.

Down in Imperial Beach I found in 30 seconds a cache that Matt and I had searched for, oh, maybe 45 minutes, I bet. The luck of the bike, I guess.

The last cache of the day was another that eluded me some months ago. Also, I left my prized green Sharpie there, to the amusement of the next finder.  Today I found the cache, no problemo.  The interesting thing was someone, I betting a teen (boy, of course) from the nearby high school hauled a bench down here. Instant Party Spot!

I think I finally ran out of stuff to put here.  I am going to take a nap now!

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