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Sunday, 7 September 2014

Geocaching from Caboolture southwards

Thursday, September 4, 2014


On Wednesday I get a call: Are you free tomorrow to do some geocaching?  Of course, Heather!  Usual pick-up spot?  And so it goes...

We meet at McDonald's and plan to find the two caches north of Beachmere, where we already have found most.  From there we plan to cross the highway to find a few in Caboolture and from there we make our way down south, close to Petrie, where Heather wants to look for a puzzle cache that she's already solved. 

I have downloaded the caches on my GPS and solved the puzzle as well (I like the challenge) and we should be set for the day.

The Old Way In




The second cache Turrbal is a DNF, although we expected it to be, because of the recent logs.  Not to worry, we enjoy the view and drive a bit along the foreshore before we go on to the next one across the highway.



Good Old Days



La Goon Creek




Central Lakes Circle



I was happy to cross this one off my list as I had been here earlier with James and Angus and we couldn't find it.  We've probably missed it, because it was further from the path then expected and my GPS wasn't working properly at the time.

Next on the list was Electric Eels, which I had already done when in search for the above cache, so this one was Heather's.  Unfortunately for her a DNF.

Time for lunch, so we stop off at the nearest Maccas for some sustenance.  After that it's on to the next one.

Football Anyone!! 




None Riding On This


Solar

 


Whip it

 

Moorina High



 

Working 4 U

 

Blow Me Down 

 

Lake Vista

 

This was a funny decoy.  Perhaps unintentionally, but we fell for it! :-)

And this was the real rock covering the cache

The beautiful 'vista'

Pinnacle Cog

 


When we arrived at GZ for the above cache we discovered another vehicle stationary across the road. Would it be another cacher?  Indeed it was.  Judy of Team Benders was on her rounds and had just discovered this cache, so all we had to do was sign the log and hide it again.

McGavin View

 


Samsonvale Dam

Outhouse with an Outlook

 

Orange Twist

 




This cache really caused us headaches.  It was the puzzle cache which I mentioned above.  As we had solved the puzzle we knew the coordinates for GZ, but when we discovered the cache it appeared to be locked.  It was an ammo box with lots of numbers on it.

We were a bit mystified by the hint, so Heather decided to ask the CO.  We were given a bit more information, but not enough.  As we still couldn't open the box we went on to find a few more caches first, and then came back to this one.  Heather thought the hint pointed to the coords and tried a few combinations, to no avail.  I, on the other hand, had thought about the numbers on the box.  They must have been there for a reason, so I related the hint to the numbers and on my third try: voila!  Box open, log signed and we were ready to go home after yet another pleasant day in each other's company.

What bugged us though was the fact that Judy had been in the meantime and was able to open the box and sign the log without apparent problems.  She's good, that lady! :-)



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