14 October, 2013

Big Day Out - The Report

So 'the Plan' didn't go exactly to plan, but still a great day out was had by all.
We started out with a long drive to the Side of Mt Baw Baw (only one 2km detour in the wrong direction) then a long uphill walk to the first cache on the program.  We had a bit of a "RTFM" issue, but after we sorted that it was full steam ahead, with the target cache, a traditional and an EarthCache in the bag all for the sake of 125m altitude change (doesn't sound like much, but you walk it!!)
Yep, it's a rock

Cool beetle - we called him Ringo

-nirgal- on a rock

That famous track

We (-nirgal-, SirJ-Oz and I) had a snack and piled back into the car and drove to Sale, for the second voyage of the floating bathtub.  Lucky the cache in question wasn't too far from shore, that's all I will say.
The 'Floating Bathtub'

Last official stop of 'the plan' for the day was Lakes Entrance.  We arrived here around 7pm.  Ooops.  The first 4 puzzles that needed to be solved to collect the final were solved and ready to be picked up.
-nirgal- and me... it was getting dark fast
We managed the first two in daylight, then it was time to employ the torches.  Despite one of the caches missing it's clue, we were able to collect the prize and then get some dinner and start the journey home.  We started this at around 10pm and made it to the first persons house to drop off around 4am.  Yes we stopped for a few (ok 10) caches on the way home.


beesknees said...

When I saw your map I thought you must have meant big weekend out, but you do like your long drives!

Ha! yes, the picture does kind of suggest you might not have wanted to go too far from shore in the bathtub ;)

Fay said...

Humungous day(and night)out!