Dead Boats Don’t Float Two
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Welcome to Dead Boats Don't Float Two.
Yes this was a traditional cache however the expensive containers kept getting nicked, but the location was just too good to not keep active so Geocachers could continue to visit the initial location.
So now as a Multi you get to visit two interesting maritime locations!
Port Augusta was first established as a seaport for the pastoralists and mining companies of the outback.
The first cargo to leave Port Augusta was 100 bales of wool, On the 26th January 1854 from then on “the port” thrived with a “mosquito fleet” of Ketches, schooners and the like, plying their trade up and down the Gulf, and by the end of the 1850’s it was berthing ocean going clippers up to 1000 tons.
By the 1880’s regular visitors included ocean going steamers and sailing ships. Port Augusta closed as a shipping port in the early 1900’s
The area and waterways hold reminders of this shipping history, But is often not noticed or overlooked unless you know what to look for…
You may find a pile of rocks on a mud bank; they are usually all that remains of a ship or barge (The rocks were used as ballast)
Occasionally you might find some timber and rusting metal amongst the mangroves.
There is the occasional old bottle to be found in the mud if you’re lucky.
There are many reminders if you look hard enough, but many are also hard to reach or find (A kayak is great) and most are usually covered by the ever ebbing and rising tidal flow.
Port Augusta locals are acutely aware of the large tidal changes, this means that one day you can walk across an area and not even get your feet wet… six hours later… the same spot will be covered in three or four metres of salt water.
This cache takes you on a journey of Port Augusta maritime history.
You can easily park within 50 to 100 metres of the first location
Then take what CAN BE a short pleasant walk in the Mangroves…
But maybe you’ll end up having a muddy good time instead!
Or… Maybe you end up having a swimmingly great adventure!
In case you’re thinking you need a boat or a kayak… You don’t need them…
They will probably be more of a hindrance than help!
Once you get to the first location, you will need to find the remains of the previous cache container here you will find the missing part of the co-ordinates to the final destination
They will be obvious when you find them and they are in the right order.
S 32 29.193
E 137 45.???
Please Note: Boats don’t always sink the right way up!!!
If you get the co-ords upside down you will still visit a “wreck” but not the right one!!
Jurer jbhyq Objm2 fgnaq?
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum