Despite what some might say, it’s not always about geocaching. OK, the truth is the only reason I didn’t geocache to day is I was going somewhere that there are no geocaches. The Parks Department has made geocachers remove all caches from Discovery Park.
The Boyo and I met for lunch at Discovery Park once again, this time by design. We had a co-op lunch where he brought the can of chicken, the mayonnaise and the bread, and I brought the salad greens, the curry powder and the raisins, and we made lunch.
We met at Third Pond again, but only saw one mallard hen the whole time we were there. The action today was a Belted Kingfisher who was having a hey-day in the pond, diving down, catching a fish, and then sitting on a limb eating it. The first I knew about it was hearing a loud splash across the pond, and then seeing him take off out of the water and have his dinner. He moved several places on the pond. I guess when the fish would get spooked one place, he would move to another. Sorry, I didn’t bring my big camera with me, and the tripod, which is the only way I would have caught him. My small camera just won’t do the job.
We were talking after lunch, and I decided to look at something on my phone, and realized it was missing. I knew I’d had it on the trail down to the pond, so I hurried back over my trail, and fortunately found it. Scary there for a while. I have it insured up the ying-yang, but at this point it would like cutting off one of my arms.
After lunch I headed for the bus stop, only to find that I had just missed the bus, and the next one was an hour away. The Boyo had brought his bike and planned to ride over to the Ballard Locks, not all that far away. After twiddling my thumbs for a bit (the phone had lost most of it’s power while it was lost) Friday and I decided to venture over there, too. Besides, the bathrooms are better over there. So off we went, and of course when we got to the locks, we had to see if there were any salmon in the fish ladder. I will post this picture, but thick glass and murky water do not make for great shots. This is the best one, but I think you’ll have a heck of a time finding the fish that I swear is in there. It’s the peak of the season for Sockeye Salmon.
The Boyo had stopped to tour the visitors center over there, and so even though wheelchairs and old dogs are slower than bikes, we caught up with him. Grabbed a cheap iced coffee at 7-11, and then I really did get on the bus for home.
While I was over at Discovery Park, I noticed that they were setting up for the Seafair Indian Days PowWow this weekend. In the time it took us to eat lunch, a flat field turned into an arena with stands, and another field began to fill with campers. I will be out there this weekend for sure. I love watching the fancy dancers and eating salmon.