Tuesday, June 24, 2014
T2A-R: Show Up (BOP)
|The gate to the showgrounds|
|T2A-R: Show Up (BOP)|
This one was kind of interesting, because first of all I discovered that the new information hadn't downloaded correctly, so I did not have the correct co-ordinates. However I didn't notice until I had replaced my batteries which died at the moment I walked towards GZ. Fortunately I had read the description at home and remembered the hint. I also had had a closer look on Google Earth, so I was happy to come well-prepared. I found the container without difficulty and signed the log. On the way back the same lady who was looking out of her window across the fields was still standing at her same spot, but she couldn't have seen me as I had disappeared behind a high fence. I used my camera as a kind of distraction, appearing to take pictures of the various buildings in the show grounds.
T2A-R: Take a Break at the Lake (Waihi, Waikato)
|T2A-R: Take a Break at the Lake (Waihi, Waikato)|
The Pumphouse (Bay of Plenty)
|It's correct name: The Cornish Pumphouse|
|The Pumphouse (Bay of Plenty)|
This particular cache I really wanted to find, because Frank and I had been standing right here a month before we started geocaching and we never even realised it! I have very fond memories of this area, because it has beautiful walking tracks and we have walked just about everywhere here. Even Kevin, our son, knows the mine, because we have taken him there to show him around a few years earlier.
This cache was not very easy to find, but eventually I noticed a possible hiding place and after a bit of unloading small rocks I had the container in hand. Then it was back to the car and onto the next ones around the other area of the mine.
Waihi Martha Lookout, Bay of Plenty
|Waihi Martha Lookout, Bay of Plenty|
Martha Gold and Silver Mine (Waihi)
|Martha Gold and Silver Mine (Waihi)|
It's not mine, it's Martha's (Bay of Plenty)
|It's not mine, it's Martha's (Bay of Plenty)|
The virtual cache only required the serial number of the big truck, but I took a picture anyway. This one was okay to log as well, so all in all I managed to find 18 geocaches in New Zealand. Not a bad result. After all it's more than one cache a day.