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Return To Tradition #22: North Point Park

A cache by Dr.MORO & his lovely assistants Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/01/2010
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Nice ‘n’ easy Traditional and Regular-sized Lock & Lock container cache inside North Point Park of East Cambridge, MA. (Though, the city border looks like this could actually be inside Boston?! ;)
On 2010/10/24, renamed & joined the wonderful Bubba Riley Concept series!

Domo!!!「どーも!!!」 (= Howdy! in Japanese)
This cache is located close to my home, where me, my lovely two-legged, and my furry four-legged assistants often go for a walk & play fetch. Quite popular, so you will probably meet at least one muggle, BIG or small, two- or four-legged, enjoying this park.

I've already adopted my very first-to-own on the other side of the Charles River nearby and recently, but this one is my very first-to-hide. Yeah! This is also placed to celebrate my ??th Birthday, and also the coincidently very close-by the Tenth anniversary of Geocaching.

After 'Discovering' my new hobby "Geocaching" last November of 2009, the way I look at this world has changed dramatically, and ever since I have always been looking for a nice spot to hide a 'good sized' cache. Something like the Bubba Riley concept Return To Tradition #1: Burnt Out series:
Simply go to the coordinates listed on the page, and log your find.
For a full list: "Return To Tradition" series

SO, here it is! Nice ‘n’ easy!
Also, this should be a nice 'introductory cache' for those who'd like to join this amazing game!

Located within walking distance from the Boston Museum of Science, MBTA Green Line E branch "Lechmere (Accessible)" & "Science Park (Accessible)" stations, and Cambridgeside Galleria Mall. Street parking should also be available within walking distance. The Zakim bridge and the DUKW boats' landing/splashing can be seen if you go to the East end of the park, and on top from the newly opened pedestrian North Bank Bridge. The Lynch Family Skatepark has finally opened by the North Bank Bridge as well.
Also, indulge yourself with my related Multi-Cache Multi-CacheCCCC - Cambridge Charlestown Connector Cache.

Attribute notes: This location is Wheelchair Accessible 'Wheelchair Accessible', but unfortunately a 'helping hand' will be required in order to retrieve the cache.
Also, this park has a huge play area & is Kid Friendly 'Kid Friendly', but the area around the cache has no guard rails, so please keep a good eye on kids!
For Water Fountain 'Water Fountain', please see additional Waypoint below.

Original cache contents:
Three TBs [Rozebud's Butterfly, One-Eyed Willy's, GOLD BUICK # 3], Two Hand sanitizers, a Sushi Eraser set, a Japanese Tea Ceremony Eraser set, a Super-ball, a Smily Face Man, a Lunar 'CITO' astronaut, a glass fish, a CITO sticker, logbook & pen, and five of my signature Good Luck "Go-En" 「五円」 Japanese 5-Yen coins, issued on the first year of the present Heisei era「平成元年」(1989), for all Geocacher's good luck. Please visit my profile page for additional information about "Go-En" 「ご縁」.

FTF prize: Goes to my best geo-buddy/Puzzle-master uciphd!!! Congrats!!!
A Japanese FTF dog tag (unfortunately non-trackable...),
with Japanese characters "Ichiban" 「一番」
(= Number One, The First),
my signature Good Luck "Go-En" 「五円」 Japanese 5-Yen coin,
& a scratch lottery ticket! Good Luck Winning!!!

And, as always,

Please please PLEASE
Watch out for muggles, BIG & small, two- & four-legged, high & low alike, all around you!
If you trade for 'SWAG' items, remember to trade for something that is of equal or of greater value. (This excludes 'Trackables' as they can be dropped off & picked up at will.)
Please return the cache as you've found it, hidden away from muggles' view!

Good Luck & Happy Caching!

Geocache's timeline:

Update 2010/10/24: After over 100 Found logs, only 3 DNFs, nearly 100 TBs passing by, at least one CO visit per month, without being 'muggled' yet (BIG THANKS everyone!), I guess I can say it was a very successful first 6 months. And through some discussions with fellow cachers including the concept creator & a few concept followers, I have finally decided to rename this one, adding it as the 22nd member, to greatly honor this wonderful Bubba Riley Concept series.
Update 2011/11/11: After 1 year, 6 months, 11 days (or 80 weeks or 560 days), over 217 finders and over 336 TBs have visited this cache! Awesome! New & even BIGGER 5.3 l (5.6 qt) cache container! Please remember to close the lid as shown in the diagram on the top! Also, Science Park T station has finally been renovated, and is now Accessible!
Update 2012/05/06: After 2 years, over 279 finders and over 415 TBs have visited this cache! Awesome-er!
Update 2012/07/13: The North Bank Bridge officially opened, designed for pedestrians and cyclists, conveniently connecting East Cambridge, Charlestown, and North End!
Update 2014/01/25: After 3 years, 8 months, 25 days (1366 days), over 508 finders & over 826 TBs have visited this cache, awarding 39 Favorite Points (13%/Premium logs)! Continually awesome!
Update 2015/05/21~23?: Muggled for the very first time... (:
Update 2015/05/24: New & even BIGGER Sistema® KLlP IT™ 7L Rectangular container!
Update 2015/08/28: After 5 years, 3 months, 27 days (1,945 days), over 732 finders & over 1,239 TBs have visited this cache, and been graciously awarded 65 Favorite Points (17%/Premium logs)! Purely awesome!
Update 2015/11: The Lynch Family Skatepark has finally opened!
Update 2016/05/29: 6th anniversary, over 800 finders, over 1,400 TBs have visited this cache, and been graciously awarded 80 Favorite Points (18%/Premium logs)! Again, purely awesome!
Update 2016/09/04~10/01?: Muggled again for the second time in 6+ years... (:
Update 2016/10/10: Temporally replaced with a 'Small' container, to wait out the muggle activity.
Update 2016/12/04: Back to a New Sistema® KLlP IT™ 7L Rectangular container!
Update 2017/07/08: 7th anniversary, over 920 finders plus over 1,600 TBs visited this geocache, and been graciously awarded 96 Favorite Points (19%/Premium logs)! Pure awesomeness continues! Also added new and larger Sistema® KLlP IT™ 1L Rectangle inner container to house the new logbook and most of the visiting Trackables.
Update 2017/10/10: Awarded 100th Favorite Point (19%/Premium logs)! Thank you everyone!
Update 2019/03/23: Replaced missing logbook with brand new MUJI Passport Memo Grid Green. Awarded 120 Favorite Points (20%/Premium logs). Thank you everyone!
Update 2019/10/26: Replaced missing logbook with brand new MUJI spiral pad.
Update 2020/05/31: 10th anniversary! 1,200 Finds, 2,240 Trackables, and 134 Favorite points! Awesome 10 years, amid COVID-19 pandemic!
To be continued...

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65 Roses Day Tag (Angus Mc Kinlay)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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