November 1, 2008 - One last adventure with Zamboni and James Bone!
Indian Trail Park - Brewer, ME.
This is a series of three boxes called "Look-out!", "Broken Tree" and "Watch your Ankles!"
We like to make things difficult by not following directions properly (couldn't find the first landmark, so just jumped into the middle of the second set of clues) ... so the first box we discovered was the broken tree, which you might infer from the clue was hidden under the base of a very large fallen tree. Zamboni and James Bone are very small in comparison!
From there we journeyed on to the third box, hidden along the bank of the Penobscot River, named 'watch your ankles' because it is only accessible (without getting wet, which clearly we would not do on a such a cold November day!) at low tide. We were in luck with the tide situation (maybe OnTheCorner planned ahead a bit?) ... the box was however entirely full of water! Fortunately the logbook was kept dry in it's plastic bag, so we got to leave our marks.
Finally we attempted to reverse the clues to navigate to box #1, but while we were certainly in the right area, we just could not find the 'look-out box.' It was a bit of a treacherous going, because the rocky path was covered in fallen oak leaves, which are very slippery - we couldn't count out the right number of paces because we had to walk in cautious baby steps, and while the clue says you should come to the edge of a cliff, that didn't seem like a smart idea! After extensive searching, we were forced to concede this one.
Zamboni and James Bone had to return to their people - thanks for playing with us little buddies!!
(You can check out the further adventures of James Bone at http://jamesbone.blogspot.com/ as he accompanies ResQlou on a new set of missions!)
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