Archive for July, 2011
Today was to an average sort of day so I thought I would match Foursquare check-ins I had during the day with a photo of each location. It ended up I had too many photos today with the day almost ending up with a bang.
The day started out quiet in our street but heading to work I got held up by a freight train at the Blackwood Railway Station (Foursquare Mayor here). Stopped off at the Blackwood Post Office (Foursquare Mayor here) to pick up the latest Geocoin Club geocoin.
Got held up some more on the way into Adelaide with a number of roadworks. It is not too much of a problem as the car tends to be a mobile office these days anyway. Arrived at the Adelaide Fire Station (Foursquare Mayor here).
A normal sort of day and one of my cohorts suggested lunch at Chinatown and in particular one our favourite haunts – Singapore Delights (Foursquare Mayor here). We walked down through Victoria Square to a packed Chinatown but another great meal of #11 with extra chilli.
Walked back to work through the Central Market and finsihed off my Fire Service day or so I thought.
After work it was time to go to the Scouts Rally SA Office (Foursquare Mayor here) to put in another 5 hours with the Rally only 2 weeks away. On arrival, Ivar told me there was some sort of gas leak in the front office.
After a quick sniff, it was time to bring in some guys in a “Big Red Truck” to use the meters to find the source of the gas. After a bit of detecting and searching, we came up that it was a refigerant gas leak from the air conditioner. Thats a job for tomorrow and we had work to do tonight.
We rugged up, turned off the heat and opened the windows, got down to it and finally came up with a Draft Entry List for the Rally at 11 pm.
While the Scouts were out hiking through Mount Remarkable National Park, this left me at a loose end and an opportunity to head up to Alligator Gorge and Kingfisher Flat to grab a couple of Geocaches.
The only issue was that the legs were feeling a little sore after yesterdays trek up Mount Cavern.
Today was again overcast with the occasional rain shower which made for some good hiking weather.
First stop was up through Alligator Gorge to the Terraces and then the Narrows taking in two Geocaches on the way – Gators and Crocs! The Gorge was spectactular with a 4km walk up and back with the only issue having to walk up those stairs – sure felt those muscles
Next was an 8 km walk to Kingfisher Flat and back. With the rain over the last 2 days, the track was very muddy and I grew about 4cm higher on the walk. At Kingfisher Flat, there was a mother Emu with 6 chicks but they wouldnt stay still for a photo.
I got back to camp around dark – it had been a good couple of days, caching and hiking but tomorrow was going to be a rest day to recover ….
We have been heading to Mambray Creek for a while camping and hiking and there was always one Geocache that was atop Mount Cavern that was my nemesis. I always looked up and thought one day I would tackle this cache.
Today was that day. The weather was cool with misty rain every now and then so off I headed. I had no takers to accompany me
A few stops along the way to take in the view and I was at the summit after 3 hours.
Added a rock to the cairn, found the cache and took the steep descent to the north.
I am not sure what was harder the ascent or the descent. My legs were sore for days after.
Total trip was 5 1/2 hours but it was worth it with spectatular views both up and down.