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Cosy Corner Caching Event Cache

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Hidden : Sunday, 08 June 2008
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Geocache Description:

The 7th annual geocaching event.

            Cosy Corner Caching.

          Long weekend event June 7-8-9th 2008.

SA Geocachers invite you to the June long weekend caching event at Cadell in the Riverland.

Situated 144kms north of Adelaide along the Murray River this event will provide three days of fun and caching in a playing field which extends from Morgan to Waikerie.

A Hi res image of the playing field is available for download from this link->  Map Image
Map files for Ozi Explorer are available for download from this folder -) Map Folder

The Cadell institute will be the hub for event activities.
Located on McGuire Terrace

The Cadell recreation and camping grounds(formerly the football club) will be the central camping ground and a place for socialising.

We would like to thank Adelaide Zoo for their kind donation of Children's free entry tickets.
We would also like to thank the Eudunda post office for their kind donations of book sets and coins.
The support of our activities is much appreciated..

Final reminder to all event goers.

Event program as set out in the listing below is confirmed.

The Playing field image has been uploaded. An A4 paper map image will be availble in your registration packs.

The registration pack also contains a local area guide which list food outlets.

Cachers are reminded to bring a UHF radio if available.

If you have a PC cable for your GPS please make sure it is available for upload and download.

If you want to try to get a Black Thunder token but dont have a UHF radio Please forward your mobile number to We will be texting messages during the cache hunt.

A CITO cache will be run in conjunction with the main event so dont forget to bring some bags to put the rubbish you collect in.

Cachers If you are camping on the oval you need to see the caretaker and pay for your stay.

Dont forget to put the correct money for the dinner event in a labelled envelope that you can hand in at registration.

Registration cost is the usual $20 a team and a $10 wrapped gift.

The police officer at Morgan has been notified of the event so he will be able to respond to any queries by locals.

We want this to be a safe event for all concerned anyone charged with a road traffic act will be disqualified from the game.

Drive safe and observe speed limit. There are going to be a lot of children out there this weekend.

- Friday - Setup for those who arrive early. Organise your own meals at local venues or the kitchen at the oval.

- Saturday morning 11am - sign in, pay up $20 per team then meet, greet and brief. Head out to place caches. Each team will place caches, number depending on attendance. One cache from each team may be a permanent traditional. There will be points for best camo, and most innovative hide. Nothing over three star, and no micros, please.
- Saturday Early Evening 4pm - Return cache placement co-ords and Quarantine GPSr’s, games for kids and adults mingle and brag about caching exploits.
- Saturday Evening 6pm - A dinner event "THE GEOCACHERS DINNER" at the local Bowling club for those who wish to attend.
- Saturday Evening late 8pm - Activities and Supper in the Institute hall.

- Sunday Early morning 8:30 am - sausage and egg sandwich and coffee/tea at the Institute
- Sunday 9am - Event briefing and photos. Cache hunting to start from 9:30am.
- Sunday 4pm - All caching to finished. Logbooks and caches returned to Institute. There will be severe point deduction for not being back on time, and there will be points for picking up your temporary cache after the completion of caching.
- Sunday Early evening 4:30 pm - BBQ meal on the oval. Self cook BBQ's will be available.
- Sunday evening 6:30 pm - Geocacher's Presentation night, Basket supper, games, novelty skits, talent exhibitions, and prize presentations. Each team should bring a wrapped prize to the value of $10.

- Monday morning - recovery, clean up and drive home.


Cadell participates in KESAB Tidy Town, which they won 2 years in a row, and we will contribute to this through cache in trash out (CITO). There will be CITO points awarded for the return of a bag of rubbish per team collected over the weekend. Cadell also has collection points for drink bottles and cans that are recycled by the local CFS and so we ask that you support this by placing your bottles and cans in these containers.We will identify these collection points at the event.

A dinner event to be held at the local bowling club. This is a licenced venue til 8pm . They are putting on a 3 course meal for $12. The menu is -
Pumpkin Soup or Chicken Vegetable
Roast Turkey Breast or Roast Beef
Apple Crumble/cream/ice cream or Fruit salad/cream/icecream

Kids meals Chicken nuggets/chips $5.00 or $6.00 for the set menu.

Payment for attending the dinner will be collected along with entry fee at registration time. Details of the event will also be e-mailed to those who have indicated they will be attending this event.

Cache Placement

There will be a total of 60 caches hidden on the Saturday by those participating in the event. The number of caches to be hidden by each team will depend on the number of participating teams.

The 60 temporary caches supplied to the teams will be hidden on the Saturday and retrieved after the hunt on the Sunday.

Teams may choose to replace one of the temporary caches with their own traditional cache that will remain after the event. The traditional cache will need to be at a minimum about 10 cm in length. Contents of the temporary cache will be placed in the traditional cache and retrieved along with the other temporary caches at the end of the hunt.

Traditional caches will still need to be listed and approval granted as per GC guidelines after the event.

The temporary caches can be camouflaged an example being the Posspet boys hid theirs in a fake sprinkler control housing. The camouflaging will need to be able to hide something the size of a small Milo tin or a rectangular take away food container. The bonus points for best camo will be awarded to the team receiving the most votes from the other teams.

There is also a bonus award for the most innovative hide judged the same way. As an example SA Parrothead hid a large parrot in a forest at Mt Gambier and built a nest in front of it and placed the cache in the nest.

The idea of camouflage and innovation is to add fun to the day, not to create a caching challenge that is too difficult for other participants to find. So no micros or specialised equipment to retrieve a cache ie boat, and the star rating should be under a 3.


Cadell Camping and Recreation Grounds.(The grounds are being set aside for our sole use providing bookings warrant this).
6 Powered sites.$10 per night
Unpowered sites on the oval $7 per night.
Clean and neat kitchen facility.
New modern toilet and shower facilites.
Ring Maureen at the Cadell General Store to make your booking. Phone 85403394.

Colonial Motel in Morgan Phone 85402277.
6 rooms available.
5 with queen beds
1 with twin beds.
$77 per person or $88 per couple.

Commercial Hotel Morgan Phone 85402107.
2 Single bed rooms @$30 each per night.
2 Double bed rooms @$40 each per night.
4 Family rooms combination of bed types.
Contact for price.

Terminus Hotel Morgan Phone 85402006.
4 En Suite rooms suitable for 4 or 5 people.
$70 per double and $10 per person extra.

Morgan Riverside Caravan Park Phone 85402207.
2 Standard Cabins- no amenities in cabins. $75 per night.

There is free camping in the Morgan reserve however there are no amenities there.

For the more adventurous there are also houseboats at Morgan.

Kirrie Muir Motel and Cabins Waikerie Phone 85412488.
2 Rooms in the motel available.
1 Cabin.
Once they have confirmed with their regular patrons after easter they may have more available.
They recommend checking back after this.

Waikerie Hotel Motel Phone 85412999.
For the Friday and Saturday night only they have 10 hotel rooms @$70 per night for a double.
For the whole weekend they have 3 hotel rooms available @$70 per night for a double.
For the weekend they have 10 motel rooms available for between $79 and $115 per night.

Waikerie Caravan Park Phone 85412651.
1 Non En suite 6 Berth.
1 En suite 6 Berth.
Powered sites.


We have received this notification from Silver Snitch and have reprinted some of the e-mail for your information and safety on the day.

When we were kids there were, and I think still are quite a lot of sumps around the properties / roads. They are for seepage water.

However these things, I think, would look like a pretty enticing spot to hang a cache down with string wire etc. THEY ARE ALSO DEEP. (when I last looked down one, quite a while I'll admit, there was no grate or if there was it was an awful long way down to it.)

They are usually above ground, round, large maybe a meter across, maybe a bit less.. and usually painted white of grey. They are made from cement.
Usually find them dotted along at the bottom of the various fruit blocks (properties).

The lids are heavy but I can remember moving one when I was little to have a look. I can also remember having it drummed into me to leave them alone. Is it possible when you read out the rules to make these sumps off limits.

For Your Information

We have received this notification from Silver Snitch and list it for your info.
As you would know, people CAN NOT TAKE FRESH FRUIT or vegetables into the Riverland as it is a fruit fly free area and this could decimate the area. They are all doing it pretty tough there at present, and I felt it was important to raise this but wanted exactly the correct info so I rang Primary Industries. *You CAN ONLY TAKE FRESH FRUIT and VEGETABLES into the Riverland if you have bought them from a shop within South Australia and have an itemised receipt i.e. 1kg apples, 550gms oranges etc plus name of shop showing on the receipt. This is to show that they have been cleared free of fruit fly. Absolutely not from your back yard and thus not loose from your fridge for the same reason. This information can be checked by phoning them or via their website. The supermarkets in Waikerie: Big River Supermarket and Woolworths remain open through out the long weekend. Their opening hours are from 7am until 8pm across the entire Long Week End. There is also a grocer in Morgan.
Attending teams
2 K's Away/Callery Family
chizbeki/Team Ermalesh
Gordon Patrick Samuel
Gunnell & Pandaabear/Ashminites
Hurtling Dragons (Team Hurtle/Winterdragon)
I Dax/Shonkylogic
Jardry/Adrian Mc/Waterlogged
Liz and Bruce
sa mystery inc
Team Alex
Team GeoCoopers
Team Unicycle
The Rizzos
The Silver Snitch
The Barramundi's

Flipper & co

Statistics for Weekend event

Teams Caches Punt CITO Retrv Penalty Total Thunder Boundry FTF Bonus Final Total
4Fun 49 2 10 10   71 1 8 7 8 95
Adrian Mc/Jardry/Waterlogged 52 2 10 10 -5 69 1 8 6 9 93
The Booze Brothers 54 2 10 10   76 1 8 3 3 91
Hurtling Dragons 51 2 10 10   73 0 8 6 4 91
Team Unicycle 49 2 10 10   71 0 6 8 5 90
Team Alex 45 2 10 10   67 1 8 7 5 88
Liz and Bruce 53 2 10 10   75 0 6 1 4 86
ShonkyDaks 53 2 10 10   75 0 6 1 4 86
 Pandaabear Puzzle Puppies 47 2 10 10   69 1 7 4 3 84
chizbeki/Team Ermalesh 48 2 10 10   70 0 6 2 5 83
CamperVanWannaBe's 48 2 10 10   70 1 6 1 4 82
Team GeoCoopers 46 2 10 10   68 1 8 0 4 81
Not Guilty 43 2 10 10   65 1 4 2 7 79
thewhitedoggang 42 2 10 10   64 1 4 3 5 77
The Kettles 43 2 10 10 -4 61 0 5 4 4 74
Nibs 36 1 10 10   57 1 8 0 3 69
The Barramundi's 38 2 10 10   60 0 5 1 2 68
The Silver Snitch 36 2 10 10   58 1 2 2 3 66
Superchick 31 2 10 10   53 1 6 2 4 66
GeoPilots 35 2 10 10   57 0 2 1 5 65
shane4 27 2 10 10   49 1 2 0 4 56
2 K's Away 28 1 10 0   39 1 6 1 2 49
Barry& Beryl 25 1 10 10   46 1 0 0 2 49
TeamCanyonero 19 2 10 10   41 1 1 0 0 43
sa mystery inc 18 2 10 10   40 1 0 0 1 42
1016 47         17 130 62 100  

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