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rpaske
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Joined: 2002-09-09
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Location: Slinger, WI/ USA

PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Ok! How many of you are have clicked on the 'monthly article' link for WGA and found February is still there! So, I thought it may be time for an attempt at a new article, or an attempt at one. So here goes......

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This was one of the hardest Geocaches ever! For days, I read about this. I planned for it. I dreamed about it.
The final day arrived. This would be the day!

now, this is where the WGA community comes in. Will someone else please add to the adventure?
 
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Lostby7
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Joined: 2005-06-07
Posts: 3190
Location: Lake country area, WI

PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

So I headed out for my first 5/5 adventure. I was after the mystical “Rock Lobster.” It was the stuff of legends in the lake of the devil. It was to be my first underwater cache! I prepared for the day…or so I thought.

I boarded my kayak and set a course for the rocky shores which are said to be the resting place of this sometimes elusive beast. I set upon the crags slowly and peered deep into the shadowy depths of the cool water. There it was, the Rock Lobster! I set my craft upon the rocks and slowly entered the water.

I was ready…I dove deep into the abyss and was rewarded with the capture of the elusive one. I brought my catch back to the jutting rocks and it gave me the secrets I desired.

Feeling fulfilled I set back into the depths to set free once again this entity, this bringer of much joy and sometimes sorrow. I sent it back to its watery home so that it could touch the life’s of others; make them whole, fill them with…adventure.
 
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rpaske
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by Lostby7:
So I headed out for my first 5/5 adventure. I was after the mystical “Rock Lobster.” It was the stuff of legends in the lake of the devil. It was to be my first underwater cache! I prepared for the day…or so I thought.

I boarded my kayak and set a course for the rocky shores which are said to be the resting place of this sometimes elusive beast. I set upon the crags slowly and peered deep into the shadowy depths of the cool water. There it was, the Rock Lobster! I set my craft upon the rocks and slowly entered the water.

I was ready…I dove deep into the abyss and was rewarded with the capture of the elusive one. I brought my catch back to the jutting rocks and it gave me the secrets I desired.

Feeling fulfilled I set back into the depths to set free once again this entity, this bringer of much joy and sometimes sorrow. I sent it back to its watery home so that it could touch the life’s of others; make them whole, fill them with…adventure.



Oh, this is a multi Cache! I had to return the next day to record the coordinates for the next part. ....
 
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jthorson
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Joined: 2002-05-01
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Location: Pewaukee, WI, USA

PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

... and then I loaded up my kayak and headed east.

Along the way I went over the story in my mind, again and again ….

Do-do-lu do-do-lu do-do-lu
(flashback sound effect, haven’t you ever watched Saturday Night Live?)

Everyone remembers the famous schooner, ‘Rouse Simmons’, AKA the ‘Christmas Tree Ship’, lost, with all hands, off Two Rivers point, at around 4 pm on November 23, 1912. Her legends continue to this day.

But an little known part of the legend is her sister ship, the ‘Souse Simmons’, named after a heavy drinking uncle. It worked in tandem with the Rouse. The Rouse brought the Christmas trees; the Souse brought ‘the Christmas Cheer’. Actually tons of ‘Grasshopper Mix’, a green minty concoction that was a favorite back then. It too went down, on the same day, on the rocks, with a twist. To this day, the mix seeps out of the Souse’s hold, giving the nearby water a green shade and a taste not unlike toothpaste.


Before realizing it, I had driven all the way to the Lake Michigan shoreline…
 
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Tamco
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Joined: 2004-07-18
Posts: 15
Location: West Bend, WI

PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:56 pm Reply with quote Back to top

way to Point Beach State Park. I heard another cache calling me from afar. I unloaded my kayak and gear. Paddling out into the water it was like I was in a trance. Never before believing I would be following a small electronic device. Then again I heard it calling ……
 
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John Robie
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Joined: 2005-01-21
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:59 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I will be going after "The Gauntlet" this weekend. A good friend of mine and I are spending 4 days in the Dells just for this. Ok we are there for a family reunion but this will be more fun. This one will be ours by the end of the weekend.
 
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John Robie
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:01 pm Reply with quote Back to top

How does one write an article?
 
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rpaske
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Location: Slinger, WI/ USA

PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:38 am Reply with quote Back to top

Caling me from my thoughts of another geocache once thought to be impossible. As I headed to Point beach I was thinking...
quote:
Originally posted by John Robie:
I will be going after "The Gauntlet" this weekend. A good friend of mine and I are spending 4 days in the Dells just for this. Ok we are there for a family reunion but this will be more fun. This one will be ours by the end of the weekend.


As the deer flashed before me, i suddenly thought....

 
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rpaske
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Location: Slinger, WI/ USA

PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:42 am Reply with quote Back to top

It had been a long, expensive ride to Point Beach. I had stopped by a roadside quick loan stop in order to arrange for a full tank of gas. Once on the road, with a full cup of strong 'truckers' coffee suddenly a deer appeared off to the side. Then my mind flashed back to a previous thought...

quote:
Originally posted by John Robie:
How does one write an article?


The deer remained where I had seen it. We were both safe.

Early the next morning, I thought back to the original quest. The under water quest beckened me again and and again....

 
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EnergySaver
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Joined: 2004-05-28
Posts: 1440
Location: Ozaukee County

PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:36 am Reply with quote Back to top

Just a reminder to the powers-that-be at WGA ... I submitted a "Monthly Article" in February, that was never published.

If you didn't like the article ... that's ok, I understand.
But if you did like it and forgot I sent it ... well then this is a reminder.
 
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kbraband
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Joined: 2002-02-19
Posts: 2461
Location: Mequon, WI US

PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:49 am Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by EnergySaver:
Just a reminder to the powers-that-be at WGA ... I submitted a "Monthly Article" in February, that was never published.

If you didn't like the article ... that's ok, I understand.
But if you did like it and forgot I sent it ... well then this is a reminder.


Yup, I remembered it the other day. Sorry! And thanks for the friendly reminder. I'm traveling now, but we'll get it posted when I'm back in town.

 
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kbraband
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Location: Mequon, WI US

PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 1:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top

A new Article of the Month, (er, "Quarter", "Half-year"?) is now posted, written by EnergySaver. Check it out: http://www.wi-geocaching.com/article.html
 
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