Hein (fub) wrote,

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Somewhere this weekend, I cured myself of this bastard flu.

Sunday, we visited grandma. It was nice to see everyone again, but because everyone was talking at once, I'm not so sure grandma could hear everything. She wanted to take us to the pier to eat, but with the nice weather and the holiday, we were quite sure that it would be quite packed there... We have a week off the week after next, and we'll visit her then and take her to the pier when it's a bit quieter.

Today, we had a lovely caching day. We went back to a multi where we couldn't find the third waypoint, but with a little help from the maker we did manage to find it today -- even after not too much searching either! From then on it was quite smooth sailing, and we visited many small pieces of nature that are strung throughout the countryside there.
Earlier, Den Bosch laid in a swamp, and these natural defenses made it impossible to take. Until someone really determined came along. He built dykes around the city, and used mills to get the water out of there -- or at least low enough so his troops could attack! And so Den Bosch was taken...
But these dykes are still recognisable in the landscape, and most of them are now wooded paths that are open to the public, smack-dab in the middle of otherwise agricultural land. Our routes today led through a few of those dykes, which is really nice and unique of that place.
Unfortunately, the cache itself was guarded by mutant mosquitos that stung even through klik's jeans, so we didn't spend a lot of time there, writing in the logbook.

Then we did another multi through the same area, but a shorter one. We found all waypoints, but the cache location was a bit hazy, and the hint ('underneath a fallen [tree]') could have been any of the five hundred trees that had been felled there... At least the walk was gorgeous, and we didn't have to compete with the cyclists for space too much. I swear, everyone and their brother was out today, and it took quite a bit of attention to navigate the street safely!

Tomorrow, it is back into the grind once again! I start of quite nicely with a visit to a client too. At least I don't have to leave at the crack of dawn, and someone else is driving. :)
Tags: geocaching, health

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