Monday, 3 November 2014

Geocaching at home again

Sunday, November 2, 2014

What a surprise!  I got invited by some lovely geocachers to join them and Heather and her hubbie to go in search of hard-to-get caches along the beach on Bribie Island north.  It's a long stretch of beach, accessible only by 4WD and even then not without great difficulty (for some).  We encountered a number of vehicles stranded in the deep sandy tracks on the way in and out.  Apparently nobody gets too worried, because there are always others to get you out.  It's a macho thing methinks... ;-)

There are approx. 6 caches along the stretch of beach, but 3 only to be reached by means of a 4WD. The last three can probably only be done by kayaking from the coast of Caloundra across Pumicestone Passage, because access by 4WD is restricted, or rather prohibited, at the narrow top end.

We did get 4 caches in the end, because Robyn and Darren knew of an archived cache which could still be found and logged.  The first 2 caches could be reached by bike if you wanted to do so, but I reckon a 4WD ride on the beach is so much more fun!

We also visited the remnants of bunkers and artillery batteries from WWII.  It's amazing what is still standing after more than 70 years, considered that they are concrete and timber constructions and very exposed on the beach.  

A Stroll to Norfolk

The archived cache: (and no, it's not a typo, that's its name!)

The Silent Sentinal

Plantman Geocache#22

Defender Bribie North

The sun was stinging on bare shoulders

Heather, Marion, Robyn and Darren 

Finally up-to-date with my blog.  That won't be for long I'm afraid.  On Thursday my housesitters arrive and then I am off to Adelaide to travel a bit with Patricia. Of course I will update whenever I can, but don't hold your breath, because internet connection will be scarce.  So long.

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