Whether you own a 4wd or a 2wd it is time to dust the winter cobwebs off the camping gear and head on down to Noojee for a weekend of catching up with fellow geocachers.
According to Tom Tom (GPS navigator that is never wrong, but doesn’t love you like your wife) Noojee is 86.5km from the South East suburb of Berwick and should take about 1.05 hours to get there.
NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE:…….The campsite is on the Loch Valley Road in the Poplars Reserve on the Loch river which provides clean drinking water, there is also a drop toilet (2) very close to the suggested campsite for those who require a few mod cons.
Bring the GPS, bring the Cache Swaps, Bring the fishing rod, Bring you Hot Buttered Rum, bring you Mulled Wine, demonstrate you culinary skills of gourmet campfire cooking, and come along for a fun filled weekend of camping, caching and campfire stories.
There will be new caches online in time for the event, and we are scouting around to find any interesting 4wd tracks in the area for those interested in a drive.
The Coffee Bean Campers will be setting up camp on Friday the 23rd the secure the best spot. Whether it be a weekend or day trip we hope to see everyone at some stage.
Regards Mr.Coffee and the “I don’t Snore” Clan.
CACHE UPDATE NEW COORDINATES PLEASE NOTE:
S37.49.297 x E145.59.650
Event Update 9/10/07:
After speaking to Marie at the local Noojee store, by the time the event comes around there will be Unleaded and Diesel petrol available (not sure on price) and the shop has a nice cappuccino machine that is switched on from 7am each day, there is also the Pub nearby for those who might want a meal.
Confirmed the camp area is Geo Dog friendly.
We will also be on UHF channel 15 from early Friday the 23rd.
Cache update 27th October 2007.
Today we zipped up to the Poplars Reserve on the Loch Valley Road to see what the campsite could offer. The road is sealed all the way and it will be easy for 2wd and caravans. The campsite offers toilets, water and a large flat area which would be a better camping spot than the Toorongo river site. I have taken a few photos for everyone to see what the camp site offers.
The DSE has scheduled this reserve to be reopened on the Melbourne cup weekend and has offered a permit to us for the event weekend. I believe the permit is to help us obtain part of the campground but I need to confirm more details next week. Apart from the permit idea the campground is a better choice and should prove to be a top spot.