May 31, 2004

Spice Creek small boat

12:16 pm - "Best geocache ever!" is what Anne declared before we even reached the island. After we poled in, walked through the mud, and dug through thr thorny brush to the cache, she still said it was her favorite.

Access sure is limited it to this cache. Luckily patuxentgang lives only a few miles down the river, so we put in their Zodiac and the adults plus an infant piled in and motored up.

The water was pretty shallow and of course we didn't check the tides before we left. The boat's motor kicked up a lot of mud, but we were able to get within 200 feet before we had to shut it off.

We paddled and poled in the rest of the way to the muddy landing. After a quick scramble (no easy feat with a 1-year old in tow) we found ourselves on top of the island. Very cool.

It took us a little while to find the cache as it was pretty buried. The log book was pretty wet. It was probably sitting in a pool of water under the tree at some point.

I took a CCCooperAgency keychain and left a smiley guy.

We got back in the boat and cruised back at 18 miles per hour. We tried to see if we could reach Spice Creek North by boat on the way out, but we ran out of depth and time.

By the time we reached the launch, the littlest patuxentgang member was sound asleep. Geocaching is exhausting! Thanks for the cache.
Posted by jeff at May 31, 2004 12:16 PM