Ahh, those must have been the days, drifting down the canal on a barge, your fishing line dragging lazily from the back (or whatever the nautical term is) as your son cleans out the fish-gut barrel. This fence and it's portrayal of "canal life" were going to be clues as part of a large multicache I was thinking about over the winter. In the past few weeks I have been trying to pull it all together and I bit off more than I can chew. Aside from the fact that there were seven stages, I had placed several on what turned out to be State Park property, which requires a form and registration fee of $25 per cache location. Also, some of the things I hid got flooded out or muggled (found a cigarette but in a micro that I didn't tell anyone about) and overall my idea was poorly executed.
So, instead of a huge multi, I decided to make a smaller multi and maybe a separate traditional cache and virtual one made of my aborted stages. I'm waiting with baited breath to see if my submissions have been accepted. I just happened to film a lot of stuff before realizing I couldn't use it for geocaching, and I'd hate to just delete the footage without sharing my ideas since I have not spent too much time LOOKING for geocaches. So this is what will NOT be a cache. There is no music or VO, and the cuts are harsh, but you'll get the idea I had for it.
That was my grand idea for that tree. Turns out that whole area is going to be smashed for 32 new homes, so that is depressing. I think some creature was also vying for that spot as a home, so they can have it for as long as it is left.
Hopefully in the next few days you will see my first operational and accepted multicache, and then I'll get back to my quest.