Archive for February, 2012
An event was set up on Geocaching Australia – this is because Geocaching.com wont allow events that are set up to find caches (WTF) – I thought Geocaching.com was all about finding geocaches (I am obviously wrong).
After a flurry of interest on the event page and the Facebook page, the weather forecast came in and it looked like it was going to be in the high 30′s and all of a sudden the numbers interested dropped.
As it ended up we had a good breeze and the temperature remained in the low 30′s while those left in the City sweltered.
After 350 kilometres, 11 hours and about 10 litres of drinking water, we made 75 finds and hid 6 as well. Not a bad day out.
One would be forgiven to think that it either spring or autumn but we are in the middle of summer. Today was another day of mid 20′s weather but at least it was sunny.
This morning we celebrated the 2nd birthday of my nephew, Angus. He is a cheeky little kid and is going to cause issues for my brother as he grows up. The bouncy castle was the big winner at the party.
This afternoon, it was still sunny but not too warm so perfect to take Molly on a walk at Brown Hill Creek to grab a couple of geocaches.
Brown Hill Creek is one of the creeks that flows out of the Mt Lofty Ranges and through Mitcham ending up at Glenelg. It is also is said to have caused flooding through the suburbs in the past but you would think that the normal drainage of the suburbs would be more of an issue. There is a proposal of putting up a flood control dam in the area and understandably there is a lot of public backlash over the proposal.
Found a couple of caches, one a puzzle cache, More @#$%&, found in an old quarry and I managed to get some battle scars on this one. The second was a traditional, “Dam” Stupid Idea, involved a walk along the Wirraparinga Walking Trail and then some hill climbing to the final location.
It started out with a simple stop off on the way home to find a newly published cache in the South Parklands, The Poet of Greenbridge. It was a simple walk into the parklands but nothing is ever simple.
We were hunting around again in the obvious spot, this time using the iPhone to take a photo in the opening – ah, there it is. As I extracted another pair walked up, it was Sandalwood Cottage. Looks like we have a flash mob.
Glenn and Mike had a ladder and asked if I would like to tag along to do a couple of the up high caches around Adelaide. Little did I know that they were looking for someone to do the altitude work (they reckon I have work skills for the task – they are probably right ).
We tackled a couple of the nearby tree caches in other parts of the Parklands, The Magic Far Away Tree and Classic Songs II: U and UR Hand – Pink. The Far Away Tree was fairly straight forward even with the large numbers of muggles arriving for the nearby Netball.
U and UR Hand – Pink was a little different. There were 2 large trees at GZ and we picked the southern one. Up went the ladder and up I went 6 metres and down came the blinding rain. After a few minutes of getting soaked we decided it must be the other tree.
After a few circles of looking up, I looked on the ground and said “what about this one”. The cache had fallen out of the tree and was on the ground. After signing the log we put it back in the tree but certainly not from where it came from.
After circling the block trying to find an entrance into the area, it was a relatively easy find and the end of an easement. Finally Geocache #6000 was in hand. Thanks Glenn and Mike for joining me on this milestone.