Updated Fizzy Grid

23 11 2009

I fixed the input on the MyGeocachingProfile.com website and got the right output. Funny how that works.

May your Thanksgiving be full of turkey, pumpkin pie, and caches!


Finishing up the Fizzy Challenge

20 11 2009

Well Rounded Cacher (The Fizzy Challenge)
My grid for this challenge is now, at long last, complete:

Note: this was generated by http://www.mygeocachingprofile.com, which I only just discovered today. Well, hey! It looks like I didn’t need to do this last cache after all! Ha! I’m sure glad I made this oversight, though, as it was a spectacular day on Refugio Beach, and I otherwise might never have gotten out here! Wow.

So – what I thought was the final cache for me to find was a 1.5 difficulty, 5 terrain, and the only one active near where I live is just west of Santa Barbara.
Two (If) By Sea Kayak

As the title indicates, it’s designed to do with kayaks from a put-in point near the entrance to Refugio State Beach, but it’s accessible on foot at low tide. The day f0t0m0m, BWidget, and I went, the tide was at an extra low, so we had a fabulous wide beach to walk along. The weather was spectacular to boot: cool and sunny. We saw a number of different types of animals: a hawk, a seal, various terns and gulls, mussels, sea anenomes, starfish, and pretty big crab.

Even though I live fairly close to it, I don’t get to the beach very often, so I really savored the 2-mile round trip stroll. There are campsites on this beach, so I just might have to bring my tent out here someday.

Low Tide

The cache is up there:

Got it!

Mussels exposed:

Starfish on the rocks:

Beautiful green seaweed:

A crab shows us his stuff:

Beautiful winter sun angle:

Our bonus caches of the day was
In Your Face!
See if you can figure out where to find the coords, and I’m sure you’ll become a “fan” of this cache, too!