Tired, but happy!

By: OtherBug , 9:28 PM GMT on July 02, 2012

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What a day! I must admit, at first I thought that Crab and Bride drank too much water and took too many breaks to really get anything done.

This morning after breakfast, we left to work on their trail. I've seen trails before, but this is more like a road! Six feet wide, and through some of the wildest, roughest jungle you have ever seen, and sharp, spikey rocks all around. Crab and Bride call it 'bush', so I guess I will also, but it looks like jungle to me.

We saw parrots this morning! Oh, they were SO colorful and noisy -- like avian children playing in the trees.

I know Crab and Bride were a tad concerned about me using a sharp machette, but I've done this before. I think I surprised them. We had to carry over three gallons of water with us! Dear me!

I started getting limp about 1:00, and the little dears set me in the shade of a sea grape tree to rest a bit. While I rested, they cleared another sixty feet of trail. This trail is so long that it's almost as much work to walk home as to do the work! Crab says it's just under 1000 yards to the bluff, and it looks like we're about halfway there.

I am knackered, as Sandi would say, but happy. I didn't think I'd want to get into the hot tub in this heat, but I have to admit it was delightful. I must find out the recipe for this delightful fruity drink Crab keeps making.

Looking forward to visiting Finn! Have you seen her adorable Lucy? This has been a wonderful trip, so far.

Crab says we'll try to get into the sea tomorrow, unless it's still choppy. I want to see de Crab cave. Speaking of which, I don't believe I've ever known anyone to have SUCH an assortment of headlamps. I mean, they're EVERYWHERE!! There must be 20 headlamps all around this house, all seemingly strategically placed.

Did I mention that Crab is a good cook?

More later, after my nap. :>)

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33. PeaceRiverBP
10:47 PM GMT on July 15, 2012
^BUMP^ for OtherBug! I can't wait to hear her next adventures, too!
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32. palmettobug53
3:31 PM GMT on July 14, 2012
Oh, gosh!

See what happens when I miss the blogs for a few days. Or more. Sorry about that. Work has been hectic lately, to say the least, and I haven't even wanted to look at a computer after clocking out.

OB went spelunking? How cool.

I doubt that she'd be freaked by bats; her mama (me) was the official bat catcher the semester she lived in the dorm at business school.

A three story house full of panicked, screaming women and there I was, broom and waste bucket in hand to do the humane catch and release.

What freaks me are palmetto bugs. I don't like the little ones; it's the big, flying B-52 bombers that terrify me.

You want to see me jump 5 feet straight up, legs whirring like a cartoon character? Point at the wall behind me and stutter, "R-r-r-r-oooaaaach!"

That frosty drink receipt sounds really good.

Oh, god, I had to laugh about you and Da Bride sneaking around The Brac with OB, lest anyone get the wrong idea! lol

So, OB is now off to Finn and a trip across The Pond again. Can't wait!
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31. redagainPatti
8:16 PM GMT on July 13, 2012
If she is off to the far north.. keep your eyes open at night.. may get some real northern lights as there is a storm from the sun about to hit the earth.
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30. OGal
7:49 PM GMT on July 13, 2012




Crab the cave is magnificent. We all need to have a WU reunion there.
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29. OGal
7:48 PM GMT on July 13, 2012




Oh my gosh Bug. You got to do so many things that all your WU friends would like to do. You have just made such a special place in so many hearts as you navigate the world. Thanks to your good hosts Crab and Bride. They are just the best.

Now on to your furthest place of fun....Finland. Finn will show you a good time for sure. You just have to let us all know what is going on. Many of us will never in our lifetimes get to Finland.

Have fun, stay warm and travel safe.
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28. LakeWorthFinn
6:48 PM GMT on July 13, 2012
{{{OBug}}} I know you're uncomfortable in da box, but after all the adventures with crab and bride you'll probably still be alseep when you arrive at my doorstep.
The meditation retreat in Finland will take you to a whole new dimension... ;-)
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27. PeaceRiverBP
2:07 AM GMT on July 12, 2012
Crab & Bride; Thanks for keeping us abreast of OtherBug's adventures with you! I loved the Hula Bug photo; I've got some similar pics with OtherBug caught on the whims of the winds, too! I'm glad that you all survived the Bat Cave.

Maybe OtherBug can come back & visit you two again some day. :-)
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26. hurricanecrab
12:06 AM GMT on July 12, 2012
This will probably seem crazy (you think??), but we already miss OBug. She left this morning for transport to Finn's house.

This afternoon, we went back to work on the bluff trail. We're close -- only about 350 feet of the roughest, spikiest, viney, pokey bush imaginable to tunnel through. Several manchineel trees, which are so toxic that sitting under them during a rainstorm will raised hundreds of white welts on your skin. We'll go around them.

Thanks, OBug and travel safely <3
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25. hurricanecrab
1:36 AM GMT on July 10, 2012
Oneshot -- she IS! She's heading off to Finn on Wednesday, with the eventual destination of Finland! (or is that Finnland, given that Finn has a place there ;D)

Y'know, this has been a fun experience for us. We've been practically sneaking around the island, because we know intuitively that if we were caught posing with a laminated cut-out, that it might be construed as 'som'ting illegal' even though nobody could actually put their finger on what was wrong with it. LOL!

I think we're both going to miss OBug, and if there were a copier on this chunka rock that could copy her, I'm pretty sure that we'd do it.

There is a lot of energy in this cut-out, or so we believe.

Selah.
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24. oneshotww
2:28 AM GMT on July 09, 2012
Who would have thunk it! Obug will the best traveled WU! I hear she's off to Finland next.
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23. hurricanecrab
11:02 PM GMT on July 08, 2012
Sandi - braver than me as well. My last encounter with a bat was up in a cave in 2004 as a hurricane approached. The bats were disturbed by our presence, and several started flying in eliptical orbits; One of them crashed into my chest, and I screamed like a little girl. :D The bat apparently recovered, and very quickly they all settled down to watch us upside down.

Peace, nope, no treasure, but there are lots of bats. It's called The Bat Cave. Did I mention there are bats? *squirm*

Too windy to go to the booby bird nesting place on top of the bluff. Would hate to loose OBug or have one of her limbs carried away. The whole area is completely sharp, spiky rock and almost impassable. What gets carried by the wind there pretty much stays there. Maybe next OBug trip?

p.s. the top of the bluff area is only 'passable' for people who don't care about bleeding or need their skin. Vibram shoe soles? pffffffft. The bluff eats Vibram for breakfast.
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22. hurricanecrab
10:22 PM GMT on July 08, 2012
Hula Bug





We'd posed her limbs, and then the wind took over........ wonderful.

She's ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE..... bwahahaha
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21. PeaceRiverBP
8:36 PM GMT on July 08, 2012
Ooh! Cool cave photos!!! Any pirate treasure down there??? Or just bats? :-) I hope Crab, Bride and OtherBug had fun exploring!
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20. sandiquiz
7:51 PM GMT on July 08, 2012
OBug, you are definitely braver than I am. I could no longer go looking for bats than fold myself up and allow myself to be posted to the other side of the world!! lol

You look to have had a wonderful trip!
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19. hurricanecrab
7:12 PM GMT on July 08, 2012
Looking for bats....... (and found them) *eeek*





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18. hurricanecrab
7:02 PM GMT on July 08, 2012
The following photos were approved by Obug. As you can see, she's starting to get a little color!



p.s. four more photos coming -- stay tuned ;o)
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17. OtherBug
6:41 PM GMT on July 08, 2012
Unlike Crab, I sorta enjoy the word "spelunking", and the conversational opportunities are more fun! Veni, vidi, sp─ôlunca! hee hee

What a good time we've been having! I'm glad to have contributed to this walking road behind Crab and Bride's house........ we are so far back, I have become the water bearer for the team. Yesterday, I carried a backpack with three gallons of water in it -- just a little over 25 lbs!

Sandi, thanks for the 4th of July greetings! Do you know that they have real fireworks down here that everyday people can buy? We sat out by the sea and watched them. We tried to take pictures, but they're all blurry blobs.

Bug , nobody wanted breakfast this morning, so just now when we got back, I made us all a lovely beverage; Crab finally share his recipe: fruit and juice from one ripe mango, 1/2 a papaya, four "glucks" of dark rum (Crab measures liquids by how they sound being poured -- very odd and yet remarkably accurate) and the juice and pulp of three Ceville oranges. These oranges are amazing -- they smell like tangerines, and yet are extremely sour.

Crab is still uploading photos, and of course, I want to approve them before posting, since I'm wearing beach attire in a few. ahem.

Hot tub was wonderful. I do tend to wrinkle a bit. hee hee

I'll be leaving here sometime after Tuesday. Crab is looking for a puzzle book to go in the box with me, and says he'll give me a small headlamp.
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16. OGal
6:33 PM GMT on July 08, 2012




The cave, the cave, the cave. Happy Sunday Crab and Bride.
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15. hurricanecrab
6:25 PM GMT on July 08, 2012
Shore, thanks for the info! We've had a bit of a struggle with the 'net the past coupla days, but everything seems okeydokeyfine now. ;o)

Agree with you! OBug would make an excellent weather personality! Well........ she'd have to work on that fidgety thang....... I swear, she seems almost incapable of holding still, especially in a wind. :D

Peace, yep....... the three of us have been working on the trail to the bluff, since the 'net wasn't cooperating.

Ogal, Obug photos soon come. We were at the beach this morning, and then stopped by a cave for a little looksee.

Bug. I realized that my problem with "spelunking" has more to do with the "spelunkers" that I've seen here, rather than the word itself. As Shore Pointed out, it's a perfectly good word, and I'll grant you it's more fun to say. If you'll forgive my sweeping generalization, the self-proclaimed spelunkers that I've had occasion to observe seem to be folks with expensive equipment that they've -- for the most part -- not figured out how to use. (clank, clank, clank). Cavers, on the other hand, seem to be folks who know something about geology and caves, and who generally remember to bring the most important things: water, comfortable shoes and wonder. LED headlamps, of course.

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14. PeaceRiverBP
4:51 PM GMT on July 08, 2012
Is OtherBug on the road again?
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13. sandiquiz
8:30 AM GMT on July 07, 2012
Quoting PeaceRiverBP:
Bug; I hope that OtherBug is out of the tub by now or she's sure to de-laminate!

She will be more than de-laminated, she will be paper pulp! Arhhhh!

I think she is on her way to Finn ....?
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12. PeaceRiverBP
12:35 AM GMT on July 07, 2012
Bug; I hope that OtherBug is out of the tub by now or she's sure to de-laminate!
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11. palmettobug53
4:57 PM GMT on July 06, 2012
Am I still hot tubbin' like a redneck or am I being helpful around the homestead?
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10. sandiquiz
10:19 AM GMT on July 04, 2012


Hope it is a good day for you and for your kind hosts:)
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9. palmettobug53
4:52 PM GMT on July 03, 2012
HOLY COW!

They sure as heck did, didn't they?

Boy, that was a surprise.
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8. palmettobug53
4:49 PM GMT on July 03, 2012
OB looks to be having a good time, though I imagine chopping bush ain't quite the same as chopping cotton.

I kinda like the word "spelunking." Sounds more fun than caving. "Caving" makes me think of collapsing or giving in.

TWC bought WU? When?
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7. OGal
1:21 PM GMT on July 03, 2012




Good job Crab. Beth just told me that the Other Bug blog was up.
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6. PeaceRiverBP
12:22 PM GMT on July 03, 2012
Thanks OtherBug, for saying hello for me! Thanks Crab, for passing the word along.... I know she must be so busy enjoying her new environs that she doesn't have much time to blog.

I love Linda's idea about making OtherBug a TWC commentator!

Have a GREAT day, all! :-)
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5. shoreacres
2:45 AM GMT on July 03, 2012
How can I have stumbled in with just the right bit of information in my tote bag? Just a second... (digging, digging...)

Here it is! Spelunker: from the Latin word spelunca, or (ta-da!) CAVE!

Now, down to the important stuff. Miss Other Bug looks like she's having one heck of a time. My suggestion is that you get her nicely tanned and prep her on meteorological terms. Now that TWC has purchased WU, I think she ought to think about a career as a tv weather host. She's much nicer to look at than some of those cookie-cutter-models on TWC, she's smarter, and a whole lot funnier. You guys talk it over!
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4. hurricanecrab
2:40 AM GMT on July 03, 2012
Sandi (Crab here) -- Yes she did....... and loved it! (noLaminatedCut-outsOrTheirBrassHingesWereHarmedIn TheProcessOfThisProduction)

Peace..... she did say hi. 'o) She's making minor buzzsaw sounds right now. We're hoping to do some snorkeling and caving tomorrow. We're not spelunkers. I don't even know where that word came from -- spelunk. What the hell is that??? It's a cave. If you go in, you're caving. If you do it a lot, you're a caver. Simple.

Was that a rant? oops ;o)
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3. PeaceRiverBP
10:43 PM GMT on July 02, 2012
OtherBug; Wow! What an exciting adventure and it sounds like fun too! Say hi to Crab and his lovely Bride for me!

Love the photos! :-)
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2. sandiquiz
9:45 PM GMT on July 02, 2012
LOL - She DID get into the hot-tub!!!

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1. OtherBug
9:33 PM GMT on July 02, 2012








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