Time for another DeviantArt Meet review! Turnout was surprisingly low this month, but then again, Sundays don't work for everyone. Well none the less we had a great time (as far as I know); I had to leave before dinner so I don't know what happened at that point. So I'll just go over what I was there for!
I think it was around maybe 1-2PM when we decided to take the ferry; together it was myself, Whimzy (WhimsicalSquidCo), Oz (WildPencil) and our other admin, The Wise Mango (justMANGO). We left so late because we were waiting for sodalicious and May-Guess but neither showed so we just headed off. Man it was a busy day, or maybe it's always busy at the ferry terminal on summer afternoons? And we should've brought an umbrella (inside joke). But we managed to get our tickets and the Icebreaker ferry to Hanlan's Point just happened to be there so we took that one! The Icebreaker is great if you want a full view of the lake and it was a great day for a great view.
When we arrived we happened upon an apple tree; the ripe ones were too high up though; maybe next time. Then we headed down the island's main road towards our main objective, Centre Island! We saw lot's of sparrows on our way, talked about a variety of things and also saved a fuzzy caterpillar from the perils of cyclists! Now this wasn't originally part of the meet, but we decided since we happened to be in the area that why not check out the clothing optional beach? We're all adults here, it's just like any other beach right? And yeah when we got there there was a lot of naked people, but an almost equal amount of clothed people. So we darted across the lava-temperature sand and into the (mostly rocky) lake. And hey, we're at the beach so why not go in the water right? So we got into our swimsuits and gradually got into the water; which was like paralyzingly cold by the way. But after a couple times in and out it wasn't so bad. And though Whimsy was reluctant to dunk herself fully in the water, me and Oz did and wow, kinda stupid looking back. Don't swallow the water. And after a bit of fun and a couple of noob-ish group photos by our dry admin The Wise Mango, we (mostly I) ran through the feet-burning sand and back to the main road. It's just a shame that anazei couldn't come, he raves about how awesome the beach is and apparently he was on the island somewhere that day but we didn't see him. We looked though.
Back on are trek to Centre Island we took a break to wait for Whimzy's bf who was apparently trying to catch up with us. While we waited we had cookies; totally forgot to mention that earlier! Whimzy baked like two dozen Smartie cookies; they were delicious! Anyway where was I... right, meeting the bf. So he showed up not after too long, seemed like a pretty cool and laid back dude and then we continued walking. The Wise Mango hadn't eaten anything since breakfast so our first stop was a the Pizza Pizza by the pier. All that complaining about being hungry and she only buys one slice of pizza lol. We found a place in the shade took a break, ate a bit and then off to the main event; the Hedge Maze! Wow, they did an excellent job on that maze, the hedges are like 6ft high and when we split into two groups, only one group of us actually made it to the center. It was pretty maze-like; as it should be, and hopefully next time we go back we can figure it out.
The Wise Mango had to go home early at this point so I walked her back while the others took the opportunity to check out the petting zoo. Whimzy was very knowledgeable about the animals there, so we got to enjoy ourselves and learn a thing or two. But time was winding down towards dinner time so we got back to the ferry (missed the first one), and got the big majestic steam ferry(?) back. Half way to port it dawned on me that my bus home was in 45 minutes so as soon as we docked I hauled it back to the bus terminal.
Assuming all went well the plan was for Oz, Whimzy, her bf and sodalicious to meet up an eat at the "Fox and Fiddle". I haven't heard from anyone about Sunday, but I'm sure it went alright. All in all, pretty good meet, and we hope to see you all at another one soon!