I don’t make resolutions, but it is a goal of mine to blog more frequently in 2016 and keep to my schedule of writing 4 days a week. This schedule has been impossible to maintain over the holidays, but I’ve decided not to stress about it, and just pick up where I left off.
This morning my husband and I went geocaching, to another CITO event. We were supposed to pick up trash near the lake, in Shoreline Park. I found one new cache near the trail head and we set off with our little plastic bags from Chinese take-out. The trails were pristine.
On one hand, that’s encouraging, especially for a park that was built on garbage from San Francisco. And people don’t just sit on benches in natural areas and leave a bunch of cigarette butts lying around anymore. But on the other, it’s a bit boring for a CITO event. When you’re out geocaching, you want to find something! Yesterday we participated in a New Year’s Eve CITO event with similarly little trash.
So, it seemed to me that today was a day to find pictures instead, and collect geocaching souvenirs. People who found a cache or attended an event yesterday and today, got souvenirs to display on their online profiles.
Shoreline Park gives a good view of planes flying low, especially there below the remains of the Christmas Full Moon (now in its last quarter).
And the light reflects off the mud that the birds also sit on.
My husband is starting a geocaching streak this year: he wants to find a cache every day of 2016. This is an especially good year to do this because it’s a leap year and will have 366 days. I’m not sure how I feel about this idea, myself. I don’t find it as exciting as he does. Instead I hope for more walks like this one, more time to see and be in nature without something I have to do, or somewhere I have to be.