Memorial Day

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

We pause on this very special day of remembrance to recall our visit to two hallowed grounds:  Arlington National Cemetery and Washington, DC’s  Congressional Cemetery.

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Walking In Wide-Open Beauty

Bull Run near “Uncached Territory” (GC238VA)

I used to burrow indoors during January, taking myself further away from the limited sunlight that makes its way to northern Virginia this time of year.  Geocaching year-round’s led me into winter wonder along the trails and waterways of Fairfax County, a world of beautiful light and vision.

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Landlubbers Paddle the Potomac, Part 3

On the southern shore of Heater’s Island

We go from a pirate’s gathering at the extreme eastern end of Heater’s Island to the extremes of endurance on our paddle back to Virginia, our first self-propelled aquatic return voyage ever.   In between we meet some very particular beauties, come upon a buzzards’ bungalow, and enjoy a picnic on the Potomac.

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Landlubbers Paddle the Potomac, Part 2

On the southern shore of Heater’s Island

With every paddle stroke in the downstream flow of the upper Potomac we move our canoe past our inexperience on the water and towards our geocaching adventure.  We land on Heater’s Island.  We step up into a young forest, walk deer trail and no trail, sometimes the two of us, sometimes five, sometimes more.

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Landlubbers Paddle the Potomac, Part 1

On the southern shore of Heater’s Island

Come along as two dry-land enthusiasts who’ve never rowed or paddled anywhere in anything choose an outing together on the upper Potomac River for their joint maiden voyage.  Watch as we drift downstream to Heater’s Island, Maryland in pursuit of fun and adventure.

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