Friday, August 1, 2014
As these events are over two days at a scouts den there is the opportunity for camping. I borrow a tent and sleeping gear and put the word out that I wouldn't mind sharing the tent with someone. It comes hardly as a surprise that Heather is interested, so, great! That's settled!
Heather arrives Friday morning at my place, we pack my car and set off on our weekend adventure. As I have just placed two caches of my own Heather wants to go and get the easy one today. We drive to the parking spot and walk to the cache. Some difficulties with the coordinates make the search a bit more difficult than planned, but eventually she's got the cache in hand and can sign the log. I even get a favourite point from her for the camouflaged container I have used! :-)
Then we start our trip in all earnest and head north. Close to Nambour it's time to get off the highway to get collect a few caches. We've got all day anyway...
Highway One Nambour
Ferntree Creek NP
The Big Cow
After we had collected those five caches and having walked the necessary kilometres ;-) it was time for lunch, which we had at Maccas in Nambour. Well earned, I reckon!
Then, after lunch, we made our way to Dunethin Rock, which wasn't far to go.
We set up camp, nice and early, and after having said hello to various other geocachers we discovered we had enough spare time before dinner to go and find a few more. Geocaches that is.
Dunethin Rock Fairies
Finally we have enough gathered for the day and it's time to greet other newcomers and a number of our friends. The following pictures are of our campsite:
|Our tent on the far right|
Heather has a delicious dinner ready in no time, which we share and after dinner we stay in the den and spend a night amongst friends, with lots of entertainment from some!
|Laughing their heads off|
|After a few (!) drinks (guess who)|
Well, eventually sleep is catching up with us after a long day of caching, so it's time to look up our tent. Sleep comes quickly and we don't really have to snuggle deep into our sleeping bags, because it's not cold at all. See you tomorrow.