Thursday, August 16, 2018
Our destination today was Erie National Wildlife Refuge for a clean-up day. We were here for the 2017 spring and happy to return to the site for this spring's clean-up. Last year a significant number of cachers showed up. This year, there were only four of us. Thankfully a couple local scout troops and their families were here to fill the void. Since we were without kids, we were given a state route along a property line.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
It was a little cold to be on the trail with a bike, but we were happy to walk the trail today. The snow was mostly gone from the pavement, but a coating of ice was treacherous in areas.
Sunday, August 12, 2018
We stopped at the gamelands near Conneautville. We had gotten used to spotting an eagle here each winter and had not yet been successful. This afternoon our luck was good. The eagle was too far to capture a good image, but we were happy for the sighting. We were able to also spot a nice red-tailed hawk in a tree at the edge of a field.
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
I arrived in Detroit early to wait for the last leg of my flight. I was surprised to see how empty the airport was at 7 in the morning on a work day. Most of the gates were empty and unused.
Saturday, August 04, 2018
I fly home on a red eye as often as possible when travelling home from Spokane. I was lucky to once again have an overnight flight back to Detroit before heading home to the Cleveland area. I just needed to take some time away from the wait. A visit to the Medical Lake area for a cache and some birding was my plan. I found a cache and decided to spend the balance of daylight birding. My first sighting was a great blue heron. By the time I parked the best I could get was a shot of it heading away from me. I was luckier with waterfowl.
The first Spokane GeoTours are winging down and the coins are gone, but I was still hoping to find at least some of the caches while they were active. The Sustainability of Spokane Tour had caches placed to highlight sustainability initiatives in the area. My first stop was at a hide by a solar array. From a distance, I thought this may be a gadget cache. Spokane has one of the best gadget cache builders.