Sunday, April 29, 2007

Snakes on a Dock!

Well not technically on the dock...but most assuredly under it. We saw so many water moccasins on this trip that Thomas started parodying the movie "Snakes on a Plane" by saying "Get these mutha fuckin snakes out of their mutha fuckin habitat!" The set up was perfect for a cheap horror flick.

Lake Fairfield is a wildlife bonanza. We saw several bird species and even spied an animal in the water that looked somewhat like an otter. I couldn't tell what it was, but Thomas and Matt were saying nutria. I'll have to look it up and see what I can find out.

We didn't get to hike a full hike today because of my little toe being ground to a pulp by my new hiking boots...yes Sean, you can say I told you so if you wish ;). Another pair bites the dust...I am so disappointed. I thought I had the right shoe this time, but back to the old drawing board. I don't think it will be possible to break in these boots without terrific pain involved. It shouldn't be that way in my opinion. Will I ever find a shoe that's right for me?


Sean the Blogonaut said...

Tsk ! Tsk!

I could show you a trick that'll take your mind off the pain. Just need a hammer and another body part ;)

Thomas could have used the situation to practice his advanced hiking skills and made a one man stretcher.

Water moccasins sound cool.

Virginia aka Ginny said...

It's a very good thing I had my flip flops along, so no hammer necessary. ;)

I actually mis-understood Thomas and thought the trip was only going to be a six mile round trip. I didn't know that he had planned on walking 9 miles the next day in addition to the three miles out and back from camp.

Well at least we have an excuse to go back some other time and pick up that extra nine we missed. :)

Anonymous said...

Fab Photo!
Snakes.. In their Habitat.. Who would have thought..