2013-03-28 38 -76
In a swamp/marsh about 100 feet from a road in Oxford, MD
After reaching the geohash for Washington DC West, I decided to try for this one. I took the Beltway to 50 and crossed the Bay Bridge as well as the Kent Narrows Bridge, where the flatbed of a truck carrying a load of sod had collapsed under the weight and literally broken in half. I couldn't take a pic, unfortunately.
The area was in Oxford, MD, on the Eastern Shore. I had to push my way through some tall grass. The ground was a really muddy marsh near a river. Carnivores take pieces of deer and stuff and eat it out there, as witnessed by a deer bone found by itself on the grass. Going was very tough as I had to choose my steps carefully. I tried to stick to the open areas (not with the stiff grass) and aim for the clumps where the footing was solid.
The GPS dance took a while as accuracy was very low, but I finally zeroed in on the spot. Just as I started to head back, I picked the wrong foot spot and my leg sank into the mud up to my calf. The next step was quick and my other foot sank in, as well. I quickly went to my hands and barely was able to get my right foot out of the muck--it almost sucked my boot off.
After that I made it back to shore with only one more time my boot sinking into the mud but not even up to the ankle.
I got back to the car and took off my boots and put them in the passenger side footwell to try to dry them and dry my soaking wet left sock.
Silly grin @38.6718,-76.1703
The view towards the water @38.6718,-76.1703
The view facing the shore. Don't be fooled, this is not solid ground. Watch your step! @38.6718,-76.1703
My boots @38.6718,-76.1703
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