Lurking around dark caves, swinging on live bamboo, crossing murky swamps, its all okay, as “Adventure” is my middle-name, funny, it has nothing to do with an X-Box, a PlayStation
One of these stunts occurred in Okinawa,
Note: If you don’t believe me when I mention there is still unexploded ordinance, affecting many lives in a negative way, please take a close look at Cambodia. If there is one affected, then that is one too many.
Matt Smith (there are so many, I can’t even locate him), my brother Dave, and I were as close as the Three Stooges and just as foolish, if this is even possible. We always egged each other on and on. We pushed the envelope to the point of being beyond stupid sometimes, but we sure experienced thrills and fun.
On one occasion, we cut our way through the boonies (jungle growth) and climbed up the rock ledges to the top of Skull Rock. Have you been there? In fact, we used to lay up at the top of Skull Rock and attempt to photograph the SR-171 Spy plane, nicknamed the Habu (the most dangerous imported snake on the island), with our 110 millimeter cameras. It generally looked like a piece of dust photographed while floating in mid air.
At the top of “Skull Rock” there was a cave. Inside the cave we discovered a few small entrances, which opened to bigger areas and we went deeper and deeper into the interior of the cave. I can tell you that I would not fit into the holes we climbed through today, nearly 30 years later. We broke every rule in the book of The National Speleological Society (NSS) except the travel in groups of three.
"Leave Nothing but Footprints, Take Nothing but Pictures, Kill Nothing but Time"
What did we forget?
We didn’t listen to our parents or the warnings
We didn’t tell anyone where our exploring would take place
We didn’t have a good light source we used a flashlight and matches
We didn’t use helmets
We didn’t have a water source
We didn’t have any food
We didn’t have boots, we wore tennis shoes
We basically didn’t do anything correctly, but we sure had fun
Yesterday’s Warning: Tell people where you will be seeking some adventure, so they know where to start looking if you don’t come home.
Today’s Warning: Please turn off the television when your adventure is over!