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Monday, 3 November 2014

A geocaching bike ride at Shorncliffe

Sunday, October 12, 2014



Spring is well and truly in the air and I felt like a bike ride, so I asked Joyce if she would join me. For a while I had wanted to start on Monster Lane, but I hadn't quite gotten around to doing so.  Since we could also earn another souvenir if we found an earth cache it was just the day to head to Clontarf where we could kill two birds...  Also a good reason to try out my new bike rack, so we loaded the bikes and took off.

Warra


Warra is the earth cache, and as earth caches are meant to be, an interesting geological site.  The bluff is made up of various layers of sedimentary rocks dating back to the Triassic period.

While taking pictures of the site we meet other geocachers: Joel and his parents.  We have met them earlier in the year at a CITO event and Joel was, and still is, a very helpful young man.








Monster Lane 54... Mr Sin


Having assured ourselves of our earth cache souvenir we wander a bit further to find a cache that Joel mentioned. For us the first of the Monster Lane series, but not quite no. 1. :-)


Walking back to pick up our bikes (the earth cache path was very rocky!) we forget to look at our GPS and miss a few caches.  Oh well, always a good reason to go back one day.

Monster Lane 51...Robot  






Monster Lane 50...Fendahl







The Cache of the Sandgate Pier


A Tawney Frogmouth hidden in the tree






Monster Lane 49...Krynoid





A warm day, but windy

You're supposed to see the kite surfers in the distance,
but the picture isn't clear

Monster Lane 48...Zarbi 



A better picture of the kite surfers


Monster Lane 47...Menoptera


Yes, this is the logbook!

And this indeed the cache container...

...hidden underneath that picnic table

Monster Lane 46...The Kraal





For a quick grab I love these magnetic ones

 Monster Lane 44...Mona Lisa





Monster Lane 45...The Swarm





Morpheus' Challenge


Can you spot the cache?  We did!

And Morpheus' Challenge was the last one of the day.  Of course we had our lunch break and found a quiet spot away from the bunch of people on the water's edge, because it was surprising how well we did considering the number of people around.  We didn't get all of the caches, because some people we even sitting 'on top' of them, but all in all we had a marvelous and successful day. 

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