I went out again. 🙂 This time I brought some tools to help clear out a path to the area I need to get to. I was able to trim some twigs off the trees so hopefully I can get to my destination without stabbing myself in the eye or scratching up my arms so much.
I eventually made it to the creeky marsh area again, and this time I was able to walk around. The good spots are still under water but I expect within a week or two, they’ll start exposing themselves. The weather has been warm (but not too warm) and pretty dry so it still looks like I’ll get in the mud nice and early.
I’m feeling a bit like I’m wasting the summer, since we’ve had several weeks of great weather and I haven’t really been getting out. I’m finding it a bit harder to get around because I am pretty out of shape from sitting on my ass all winter long. Nevertheless, I’m feeling pretty good about getting some really worthy adventures this summer.
When I finally got to the area I needed to get to… and got all dressed up real nice… I stepped on a nasty twig and made a nice gash across the bottom of my pinky toe… It bled like mad, and I ended up cancelling my plan and limping home to take care of it. Hopefully it heals quickly so I can finish what I started! In the meantime, I’m limping around trying to not put any strain on that toe. It’s a bit sore, but not so bad as long as I don’t walk on it. My biggest concern would be catching some sort of infection, but it’s been a day and the swelling is going down and the cut itself seems to be pretty OK.
I did snap a couple photos while I was wandering around. I didn’t really get any interesting shots, but here’s one of the hole I dug a few years ago. If you look closely, you’ll see it has become an excellent breeding area for mosquitoes… 🙁