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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Adventures in the Marsh - Part 2

Hullo again... we are in a flooded marsh and wondering where we are... luckily, I am a beary good navigator bear and I know where we are!

Mama's phone helped too... We identified some clumps of trees and we are good to go.

Next... we found a huge pile of old lumber...

A closer look at the lumber...

...and signs of an old fire pit...

 ...along with some bags....

 ...and a rudimentary water hose in a run-off rivulet...

...all indicate that this was likely a homeless camp at some point. Nobody here right now though...

I did however find more skeletal remains... leg bones...

jaw bones...

and... oooohhhh.... a full on skull with antlers!!!

We need to come back and get this in the dark-of-morning one day... I couldn't convince Mama to take it home this time...

After some more bushwhacking... we found a road/trail of sorts!

Hmmm... more flooded waters... but...

 We are getting closer to the mystery thing... remember, that white square in the middle of the marsh...

 Here's another view... it looks like a roof or something.

Ooohhh... and some snowdrops!

Closer still... and there are a stash of lawn chairs....

 But while we are beary close... the area is flooded and we can't get there... drat!

But a photo zoom-in shows a roofed shelter... maybe a bird-watching place? For the local university??

I tried to convince Mama to go wading but she said she got enough soakers when she was a kid and she's not doing those anymore. Phooie!

 Oh well... at least we know how to get here for next time! We came up the other side of the highway embankment on the way home... much easier!

4 comments:

  1. That looks like a wet hike! Hope you had some nice hot chocolate for your break!

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    1. It was a beary wet hike! And muddy too... for the human at least.

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  2. My my my, what an adventure. Glad you made it out safely. I am with Jerry and Ben, did you visit Timmie's on the way home?

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    1. No Timmies... sigh... where is that evaluation form again?

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