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From a Swan to the Canary: Crane - not feathered

A cache by frozboz - adopted by MaxKim. Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 6/17/2007
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Crane - not the feathered variety!

*** The one you see on the ground is not the one you seek *** But, if you spot that you will be in roughly the right place to continue your hunt!

From a Swan to the Canary


A series of caches from Swan Pier to Canary Wharf using the Riverside (Thames) path. The journey will take you past the Tower of London, through the St Katharine Docks (a separate mystery cache “Katherine and Thomas” to try there), then through the Hermitage Basin of the old Western docks on to Shadwell Basin before rejoining the Thames past Limehouse basin before reaching Docklands. A wide variety of cache styles from nanos to regulars.

As with a lot of urban caches you’ll need to be sensitive of local residents and be aware of potential watchers (whether in homes or offices or via security cameras). However, if you are approached by either Police or Security Officers avoid acting suspiciously and explain what you are doing.

I would recommend avoiding doing this one during weekday commute and lunch times. A good selection of pubs and restaurants towards the end of the series.

When we set this series my friend was taking photos using a camera mounted on a tripod: a wonderful excuse to hang around a particular area without attracting too much attention!

Good public transport connections at either end, the Docklands Light Railway is generally not too far away in the section between St Katharine Docks and Lime House Basin.

No need to go into any private areas or onto flowerbeds etc for any of these. Generally flat and well paved throughout.

The cache: Crane – not the feathered variety

Looking for a 35mm film canister.

Look how the architecture echoes an old cargo crane.

A number of good restaurants in the immediate vicinity, including Imperial City – nice Dim Sum (no bookings taken on Saturday or Sunday – they’re in the book as the saying goes).

This is the last of this series (or the first if you’re starting in Docklands!). Carry on ahead for the Canary Wharf office and shopping complex plus the Underground Jubilee line & DLR.

***Please be very careful when you replace this cache to ensure is properly attached before you let go ***

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