The Coffee's (Mr.Coffee and the Coffee Clan at the time) adopted this cache from Paul Davis and at the time we didnt realise the significance of this cache and its GC code. We moved it from an area where the locals placed a private road sign in an attempt to stop cachers getting to the area.
Devil Bend in the beginning caching was :
When we found this cache it was a standard 15 litre bucket in the ground and this size was normal for then, nanos, bison tubes in the bush would have drawn wrath and a boycott on the cacher and the particular cache.
Early caching was about the location, a journey, or something really worth visiting, not how much you can infuriate or piss off someone with a nano in the bush or a 1 hour search for something the size of your pinky nail.
The size of the cache also meant you could drop in good swaps and the kids of the time were thrilled to find a big cache with tons of swaps, hence the mention of treasure hunt not lets find another log book.
Most logs at the time were about the accuracy and often finder coordinates were added in an attempt to help the next finder. sometimes cryptic hints or even full descriptive were added to help.
The standard log at the time was about the coordinates and by adding a possible set was a gesture of goodwill to other cachers on being able to assist in finding the cache. Logs were lengthy because you were likely to only find 2-3 caches for a weekend rather than taking 7 hours to write 500 logs about nanos in tree's along a path.
The cache is a 3.5 litres container and I have changed the 1/1 to a 1.5/1.5 inline with a more current view to difficulty and terrain.
Below was the description when we placed this cache here, I have left it for viewing for those who may be interested.
CLEAN NEW LOCATION
Mr.Coffee has adopted this cache, Thank you to Paul Davis.
Today 11/04/04 Mr.Coffee and family has cleaned and re-located the Devil Bend cache. in its new location with a view, this cache is a 1 litre temporary container. due to visitors enjoying a day out please be careful when locating this cache and please remember to hide it well when you depart.
Initial contents is: Log book 2x mouse pads 2x cloth badges 2x rulers 2x coffee sachets 4x coffee cards 1x key chain spotlight 1x engel stubby holder 1x UDL stubby holder 2x temp tattoos 2x ausssie flag stickers 1x green apple soap 1x mini fan handful of Royal Flying Doctor stickers
Happy geocaching and have a great day Mr.Coffee