Here I am, back again. The Everyday Adventurer is here to tell you another thrilling tale of the every day everyday. This time I'm going to admit that I think I got a little bit ahead of myself again yesterday. I keep promising a post about something, and it keeps getting pushed back.
This post today is actually another step closer to the promised one. It actually gets very close to it. It's okay that it's not here yet though, because I have something that's just as good today. I guess you might already have an idea as to what that is.
Yesterday in the comments section I had another sort of request. It wasn't requested outright, but it was a request all the same. WiseAcre asked about what the sign said on the Carpenter Lake viewing area. I love even the smallest requests, and I'd have trouble turning him down for even a pretty big one.
He kind of wondered if it was one of those signs that the time of year made the statement on it completely ridiculous. Well, it is kind of out of season, but I guess only a little bit. Obviously nobody is going to go swimming in this frozen lake right now, but the part about prohibiting wading is interesting.
I guess if you want to get technical about it, wading is another word for walking. So this could be interpreted as no walking out on the lake. If you think of it that way, it could be very good advice. Look back at the first photo and you can see that the ice in the background is very shiny.
Shiny for ice usually means that it is wet. Wet, of course, means water. Water on ice can mean that the ice is melting, and is not very solid. So if you look at it with that roundabout kind of logic, the sign gives good advice, even if at first glance it looks inappropriate for this time of year.
Just so I'm not a complete liar again today, I have sort of a preview of my promised post. It also relates to today's subject very well. Those white and orange posts in the ice say Danger on them. From where I was standing when I took the picture, there was another sign that was identical to the sign from the viewing area.
These danger signs are an extra warning not to go out on the water or even the ice in this area. You can plainly see by the footprints in the photo that somebody completely ignored these warning markers. I don't understand what motivates people to do this.
I'm not going to reveal today why it might be extra dangerous in this area, and I'm not going to promise it for tomorrow either. I do plan on revealing it tomorrow, but my plans keep changing. It will be revealed though. It's something I've been searching for, and I've been back there twice now. The story will be told.
I'll talk again tomorrow, see you then!