Posted by: geonarcissa | July 4, 2010

More Geocaching in Mer Bleue Bog

Last Sunday I had a kid-free afternoon, so Taoiseach and I took our bikes out to Dolman Ridge Road to do some higher terrain caches in Mer Bleue Bog. Dolman Ridge Road is closed to vehicle traffic past the parking lot, so it’s a perfect spot for a bike ride.

The first cache we found was called Gnome’s Catapult, but it seems that a mischievous muggle has stumbled on this cache and turned it into a Gnome’s Gallows. We took the gnome down after I took this picture.

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There are several geocaches that are across from the parking lot, and we’ve found them all and didn’t have coordinates for them. I guess the person who did this doesn’t realize that a bill torn in half can be returned to the Bank of Canada for half the face value of the bill. Yoink!

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I like the way these trees are growing next to each other and nearly mirroring each other.

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To get to and from the catapult cache, we had to cross this beaver dam. The dam is very sturdy, but I was a little worried about slipping and falling into the beaver pond.

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The dam is obscured by grass, so it was hard to get a good picture to show the water level change. It’s a good two feet higher above the dam.

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These lilies were growing in a patch along the trail to the cache. There was probably a homestead close by, now long gone.

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The sky was a little threatening all day, but we didn’t get rained on. This dead tree was a compelling subject.

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The fourth cache we did was called “Nice damn walk.” Terrain rating? Four! We had to stash our bikes at the end of the road and hike in. It was a bit of a bushwhack, but well worth it for the view. It brought us to another beaver dam with a very large pond.

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I was trying to get a picture of this green frog, but he stubbornly refused to poke his head above the water once he was startled. Look closely, and you can see him scowling at me in the middle-left of the picture.

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Playing around with this shot and decided it looked better in black and white.

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Had to chase this little guy for a couple of minutes, but managed to snap a couple of neat shots.

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After all that biking and hiking, we were famished – so we treated ourselves to all-you-can-eat sushi to recharge. It was a great day. šŸ™‚

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  1. Amazing photos! especially that lily. but poor Gnomey šŸ˜¦

    Seeing the pic with the bank note reminds me of the first time this hockey mad English girl came to Canada – I was so stoked to see that hockey was so all encompassing, it was even on your money! šŸ™‚

    Sarah

  2. This sounds like it was a great day, minus the sushi maybe.


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