Friday 24 August 2012

Soaked in Southampton

Today I got rained on in the place where my sister did her degree.

Because I was still feeling cautious about my knee (see last blog), I wanted to go urban today. Less likelihood of falling off the bike, and also I'm not likely to be far from shelter should it rain.

And rain it did. And wet I got, although not as wet as I would have got if I'd been out in the middle of nowhere with no way to shelter.

And my Loox got wet too, and it decided to display everything in negative, before deciding to go completely dark. So I navigated back to the car with the iPhone, got the spare Loox, and continued.

One excellent cache involved stopping the bike next to a stream, crossing the stream (remember, my boots aren't waterproof) vis sort-of but-not-really stepping stones, and finding the cache thrust deep inside a hollow tree. Great fun.

After 19 caches in the morning, I got back to the car for lunch, relocated, waited till the rain stopped, and set off again. And not long after that, was when I had to make an unexpected return to the car to change Looxes and wait till the rain stopped.

The knee was fine - I had it braced with a neoprene knee support, and protected with a skater's knee-pad.

And today, my new rope ladder arrived. I can't wait to make use of it!

1 comment:

  1. i posted you story about International Geocaching Day on my blog today.
    check it out and let me know if you are ok with the way it looks.