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Mr Emu: The idea was for the series cute while it lasted, but to avoid any dangerous driving incidents by people trying the series in reverse order, this series has been archived.


LGC #11 - Cape Patton

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Hidden : 2/6/2010
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Geocache Description:

"Lame Guardrail Cache"... it had to happen eventually. Mr Emu and others have populated this region with various geocaches in recent years, but many of these require time-consuming preparation and/or extensive hikes to reach. That's all well-and-good if you are staying in the area, but it's not suitable for the day-tripper enjoying the views as they travel along the iconic Great Ocean Road (GOR). The time has come to fix that problem.

The LGC series consists of 12 caches distributed between Anglesea (North-East) and Apollo Bay (South-West). They should be approached in numerical order, heading from Anglesea towards Apollo Bay. This direction provides the best views and the most parking opportunities. All caches are on the ocean side of the road and are affixed to the guardrail magnetically. They have been placed at popular "photo spots", so if you are travelling this road there is every likelihood that you would park in these places anyway.

Rather than repeat the information on the various information boards located at many of the sites, I'll let you enjoy that pleasure on your travels. There are a number of attractive, sculpted information panels mounted on rock that give information about the building of the GOR. There are also other information boards with maps, and information on both the natural environment and the escaped colonial convict, William Buckley. I have not put a cache at every one of these, so make sure to keep an eye out!

You will note that every cache has a "Dangerous Area" icon. This is not just because the guardrails are close to a busy road (and hence not suitable for children). This narrow, curvaceous road is very popular with fast motorcycle riders, and in addition there are limited opportunities for U-turns. A deadly combination! If you miss a cache (or are coming from the other direction) do not risk the your life - or the life of your companions - with a sudden, dangerous manouver (e.g. stop-and-reverse) or unsafe park. In some cases there will be another parking area a little further on and you might be able to walk back, but play it safe. If you really want the cache, find a safe turning place, retrace your track - beyond the cache - and then find another safe turning place. This may involve several extra kilometres of driving in many cases, but "better safe than dead", and this is no joke.

The Cache:
Another "high point" of the GOR, this time seventy five metres above sea level. This is the location that inspired this series - spectacular!

The cache you seek is a 200 ml Sistema with a logbook, small pen and a photographic quote. The caches are uniquely camouflaged so that you can carry them without attracting attention. The important thing will be retrieving and returning the cache in these high-muggle areas without being noticed. The future of the caches depends on you! While you're being super-stealthy, please make sure you replace the cache exactly as you found it (i.e. not too visible).

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