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Traditional Geocache

Fireboat

A cache by AirQ
Hidden : 7/26/2008
In Hong Kong
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

It's a nano cache ~ please ensure it will not fall when return, before you leave.

*** Cache of the week ***
“Fireboat” GC1EJ4W GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 29, 2010 (visit link)

Info from Hong Kong Government (visit link)

The fireboat Alexander Grantham went into service in 1953. Before being decommissioned in 2002, it served as the flagship of the Hong Kong Fire Services Department's fireboat team, responding to fire alarms and conducting rescue operations both in Hong Kong's waters and along the shoreline. The Alexander Grantham was built by Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co. Ltd. and, as well as an enduring witness to the history of Hong Kong's sea rescue services, it is also a testament to the achievements of Hong Kong shipbuilding in the 1950s.

Given the profound historical significance of the Alexander Grantham, the Hong Kong Museum of History acquired the fireboat for its collections, refitting it and opening it to the public in the purpose-built Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery. Showcasing a number of unique firefighting artefacts, the gallery offers a wealth of information displayed in multimedia formats to enhance the visitors' understanding of marine rescue work in Hong Kong.

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Locate in Quarry Bay Park, Free Admission

To access :
(Please check the opening hours on above web site first.)
In case by MTR, please go to "Taikoo" station (but not "Quarry Bay" Station), take exit E1, toward office building Cityplaza 4 via the shopping mall, find a ladder which lead you to Quarry Bay Park, then..... turn on your GPS.

After visit the cache, you can
- Enjoy the waterfront & the view of Eastern part of Victoria Harbour
- Go shopping
- Enjoy some fusion food at Lei King Wan
- visit the Hong Kong Film Archive (visit link)
- Go Sai Wan Ho pier for ferry to Tung Lung Island for caching
- Go Lei King Wan pier for ferry to Lei Yue Mun for fresh seafood
- ...........

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Starter for cacher, wheelchair accessible, feel free to post Spoiler.

** Please aware the muggles, CCTVs & guards. **

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Srapr

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Inventory

There are no Trackables in this cache.

 

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Found it 105     Didn't find it 26     Write note 14     Temporarily Disable Listing 1     Enable Listing 1     Publish Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 2     Owner Maintenance 6     Update Coordinates 1     

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 9/22/2014 9:04:49 AM Pacific Daylight Time (4:04 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum