What a glorious day for a bike ride but we decided to make it more interesting and do some geocaching along the way. We have a new Garmin GPS specifically for this purpose. This one can be used in forests or cloud cover and doesn't lose satellites. Before heading out you download the coordinates from the Geocaching website on your computer onto the GPS. This makes it so much easier since clues and all the needed information are right on your device. John has a mount for it on his bike so you are hands free and can watch your progress while cycling.
Now onward to the Historic District where several caches were beckoning. After a couple of misses, a tour through Goodyear House Art Gallery and the shops, we ended up here at "the hydrant eating tree." I have been to this tree many times but had never noticed the hydrant. Look up about 8 ft. and you will see the tiny cache or at least what's left of it in a wee hole. It needs to be repaired but at least we found it! Some cache masters have become diabolical. We had a couple of clues that were very complex requiring mathematical calculations to take you to another coordinate. We did not have a calculator or patience for those today. Also, some were so deep in the woods or marsh that we were afraid to go after them!
We continued along the bike path toward the campground stopping along the way to look for a couple more caches. No luck with one but then we did find the canister in a palm tree making us feel competent once again.
We figured we would be out for a couple of hours but we were over 4 hours having got wrapped up in finding caches and other treasures we have never seen on Jekyll. What a great way to explore and take the path less travelled!