Posted by: geonarcissa | May 18, 2010

Ottawa to Aurora, ON and back.

Taoiseach and I had a rare chance to get out of town for a couple of days, for a BBQ at a friend’s place in Aurora, ON. We went from Ottawa to Peterborough on Saturday, then Peterborough to Aurora and back to Peterborough on Sunday, and then came back to Ottawa on Monday (yesterday). With so much distance to cover, we didn’t want to make too many stops, but we picked a few caches that looked interesting along the way.

We had a couple of DNFs along the way, but that didn’t detract from the trip – we were too busy enjoying the blue skies, the open road, the glimpses of wildlife, and the company of friends. Here are some glimpses of our geocaching adventures this weekend.

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Found it!

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Ontario's flower - the white trillium.

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Nice camo! Just kidding, you fail.

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The O'Hara Mill.

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Falls from the mill.

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Wee cacher plays on an old mill stone.

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An otter - shame I didn't have the telephoto lens.

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Taoiseach checks the time while he's logging. He always does that. 🙂

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An old gravestone, set in concrete. Marble doesn't stand up to the elements here - particularly acid rain.

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Playing with shadows.

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Detail from another old gravestone.

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The picture isn't backwards, it's taken from behind the gate. I liked the way the gate framed the field and sky.

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A survey marker.

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A pier on Lake Scugog.

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Another gravestone detail, this time in Utica, ON.

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And another.

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The shape of this one is a bit unusual.

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The woman holding an anchor represents hope.

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The old Marmora mine.

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Wee cacher loves the big tires.

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Poison ivy.

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Responses

  1. Way to end that beautiful post with a horrible thing like poison ivy 😛

    LOVE the stones. I have a graveyard post going up tomorrow – you must have very similar weather to Ohio – I think our gravestones grow the same moss!

    Question- do you keep a separate caching name for the caches your son finds with you? just wondering.

    • I don’t log any finds separately for him. When he’s old enough to use a computer and log his own finds, he can. I have enough logging to keep up with as it is!

      I think out around Peterborough and Toronto the climate and the landscape are very similar to parts of Ohio. I know Ohio has a lot of the same glacial landforms we do, like drumlins and eskers.

  2. oh your little boy is adorable 🙂

    We cache as a “team” (just one logging account), and I overheard my son (aged 7) talking to his friend the other day about how he intends to take over our caching group name in his own right when he is 16 (I think I told him at some point that was the age you had to be, as I didn’t want all the hassle of logging his finds separately)

    I asked – what about me? (I’ll be the grand old age of 50 by then) – he said “oh you won’t be geocaching any more”, I asked why and he replied “you’ll probably be dead, or too old to walk”

    Cheers, son 🙂

    Thanks for the poison ivy pic, now I know what to avoid next time I cache in North America – we don’t get that over here in the UK


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