Saturday, 13 September 2014

Glass House Safari at Coochin Creek

Saturday, September 6, 2014

This time we had a geocaching weekend with a difference, more like a 4WD rally, and it was good fun. Dianne picked me up with my camping gear at my, by now usual, pick-up spot at McDonald's near the highway and we travelled together to Coochin Creek.  We met with Rachel and Kylie and together we put up the tents after which we had lunch.

The four of us, Team Girl Power, were dressed up in pink to stand out from the crowd!

Glass House Safari

Team Girl Power :-)
After lunch we had a brief about the rally, were given the paperwork and off we went.  Kylie did the driving, as she owns a 4DW, Rachel in the front would use the trip computer on the GPS, the three of us kept an eye on the Tulip Diagrams for navigation and Dianne and I kept also track of the clues that we needed to collect on the way.

All went fine, until we had all the clues (we thought) and were ready to re-entry the camping grounds.  Just before the entrance we noticed another (bonus) clue that we weren't told about.  It was a set of coordinates for yet another container from which we had to collect a token.  So, we turned around and went in search of it.  After four unsuccessful goes at it we decided to ring the organiser and ask him if perhaps the coordinates could be wrong.  And guess what?  They were!  We were told to come back to the camping ground and there we were given the location of the container, so we could collect our token.

By then the other teams, who had missed the last clue, had already gone in search of us, because the thought we were lost. HaHa  In the end we handed in our answers, they got checked, and... we came first!!!

We only had two of the answers wrong, but were also the only ones who had seen the last clue, so that added to the overall outcome.  Clever girls we were! :-)

The night was spent in good company around the camp fire.  We didn't get much sleep as neighbouring campers as well as early-bird kookaburras kept us awake so we got up early and as the others had taken care of lunch, dinner and snacks it was my turn to make breakfast.  We'd opted for pancakes with fresh fruit again, so we laid a nice foundation for the day.

It wouldn't be a geocaching weekend if we wouldn't search for any caches, so that's what we did after breakfast.

Roy’s Beer at Burrum

We managed to find only two, the next one was a DNF, not so much because of us, but it was near Pumicestone Passage and the cache had to be searched for at low tide.  Our timing was a bit out…  Kylie had a go at it, got wet and muddy feet in the process, but to no avail.  We would have to come back for that one some other time.

As there were no more caches nearby we returned to the camp ground and decided to break up camp.  We packed and in the end I was home before lunch time!

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