A couple weeks ago, Justin & I went for a walk down the East Bay Bike Path to find suitable hooping scenery, when Justin stumbled upon a geocache on the abandoned rail lines. It was a pill container stuffed in the arm of a train track. Justin thought it seemed “out of place,” and when he picked it up, he saw some neatly-folded paper inside. When he opened it, he saw that what he had found was a geocache. Since then we’ve tried to spend a little time hunting them down around the city.
Today’s adventure was to be directed by a state landmark. I told Justin that I thought I was familiar with the area, since I have been trying to find scenic hooping spots for the last couple of months. I knew the area all the way to the end of the road; from there, I wasn’t sure.
So we went to the place I knew, along the shoreline of the Seekonk River, which today, was all covered in ice.
But where we wanted to be was up a little further at the edge of the train tracks that used to connect the bridge from Fox Point to East Providence. So we went a-hunting.
We worked our way through some brush and found a little pathway with an abandoned boat and a few other river-bound objects.
Then we saw the old train tracks and followed them to the Crooks Point Bascule Bridge.
We never did find the geocache, but the walk that was just a few blocks from our house and down a little path was well worth the effort. We’ll go back to look for it next weekend.