The Mother Goose Collaboration  LbNA # 47187

Ownerpronetowanderfar      
Placed DateJun 6 2008
CountyOlmsted
LocationRochester, MN
Boxes1
Found By
Last Update

Clues

Winken, Blinken, and Nod one day
Sailed off in a wooden shoe --
Sailed off on a river of crystal rays,
Into a sea of dew.
"Where are you going, and what do you wish?"
The old sun asked the three.
"We have come to fish for the herring fish
That live in the beautiful sea;
Nets of silver and gold have we!"
Said Winken,
Blinken,
And Nod.

The old sun laughed and sang a song,
As they rocked in the wooden shoe,
And the wind that sped them all day long
Ruffled the waves of dew.
The radiant rays were the herring fish
That lived in the beautiful sea --
"Now cast your nets wherever you wish --
Never afeard are we";
So cried the fish to the fisherman three:
Winken,
Blinken,
And Nod.

***This riddle ends now because I want this letterbox to be fun and easy so many people visit it. There were three of us who planted it more than a year ago in the wind, but we were in a canoe not a wooden shoe. You need to drive to Chester Park east of Rochester on Hwy 14. If you don't bring a canoe, you'll need to rent one. Launch at the big ramp that says "Electric Trolling Motors Only." (Oh. Ooops. Well. That's where I started off and where these clues start. If you want to be sign-obeying, launch at the wooden dock). You'll head straight, passing a dock on your right and then one on your left. Go about 1/4 of a mile where the channel opens up with a branch on the left. On the right you can see a trail going up a hill. Stay straight though it sort-of bends to the left. Now you're going through a graveyard of skeleton trees jutting out of the water in a last gasp of life. Continue straight till the the lake elbows right. Follow it. Right after you turn the bend look for the shoreline to the tallest evergreen tree you see. At it's uppermost branches is a massive eagle's nest. Now look to the other side of river on your right. You'll see a dead little stalk of a tree with a wooden birdhouse right by shore. About 30 feet kitty corner into the water is a big ole double-stumped dead tree. Paddle next it and look in it's armpit for the letterbox.
PS: I checked this one months after we placed it and it hadn't been put online. It was still there, and someone had come across it and signed it already. If you visit this during the winter, you can just walk across the ice to it. If anyone is having trouble finding it or the letterbox is tampered with/missing, please email me at: kweenkim@lycos.com