Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Delaware Dash (Tuesday)

Went down the Turnpike, but switched to I-295 for local access. Tackled some geocaches down in Salem County, which I don't get to very often because it is over 2 hours from home. Fort Mott State Park has more geocaches now because permission has been obtained from park rangers to place them. It used to be that geocaches were placed there without approval and got confiscated after a little while. So this is a positive development. Unfortunately, they still close the park gates early. My solution was to park out on the street (residential) and walk in, so I can hit the caches without rushing to beat the closing time. I don't know why I never thought of that before.

Crossed over to Delaware at dusk. I haven't been here for a few years, and by that I mean actually stopping in Delaware, not just passing through that small slice of it at highway speed. Back then, you could visit the handful of geocaches in one day. Now, it's packed from border to border. This area also appears to be a nightcaching haven. I got nine caches that evening in the dark. Most of them were in the campus and downtown Newark area, where people walk around at night anyway. So there wasn't an issue of park curfews and such. In addition, the campus is very well-lit and I didn't need a flashlight to find most of them, although I kept the million-candlepower light handy that evening.

When I got up to 17 caches for the day, I decided it was time to stop, or else there'd be nothing to do the next day. Got a Wawa dinner from the strategically-placed store at Routes 4 and 72, and then headed over to Comfort Inn to check in. Based on what I remember, I think I prefer the other motel (a Comfort Inn that got rebranded into Quality Inn) over on Route 896, but this one has free breakfast.

Witch tree (New Jersey)
Salem Road Park in Moorestown.

Winter Warlock @Wheelabrator (New Jersey )
Wheelabrator-Gloucester Wildlife Refuge in Westville.

swedesboro lacache (New Jersey)
Lake Narraticon Park in Swedesboro.

DUSK (New Jersey )
Pennsville Waterfront / Riverview Beach Park in Pennsville.

Harker - Step Back! (New Jersey)
Fort Mott State Park in Pennsville.

stinky dog (New Jersey )
Fort Mott State Park in Pennsville.

Monkey Ball Cache (New Jersey)
Fort Mott State Park in Pennsville.

Parade Cache (New Jersey )
Fort Mott State Park in Pennsville.

SBUX 18 - Nightmare before Christmas (Delaware)
Christiana Mall in Newark.

Bunches of 39's (Delaware )
Comfort Inn Suites in Newark.

Which Way? (Delaware)
I-95 Delaware Rest Stop in Newark.

YoUDee's Auto Mall (Delaware )
Parking garage on University of Delaware campus in Newark.

SBUX 20 - What Smells?!? (Delaware)
Behind Starbucks in downtown Newark.

NORTH SIDE!! (Delaware )
University of Delaware campus parking lot in Newark.

SBUX 19 - Mangled (Delaware)
Suburban Plaza in Newark.

Between the Sweets (Delaware )
Embassy Suites in Newark.

All the info you will ever need!!! (Delaware)
University of Delaware campus in Newark.


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