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MrMalkovich: Sadly, it is time for this cache to be archived.

Originally placed: Oct 2015
Last found: Feb 2019
Total number of finds: 820
Total time in place with no issues: 3 years, 4 months

Aside from bringing many Aussies and international tourists to this unique place in Sydney, some of the highlights have been:
* 122 favourite points
* Winning Geocaching NSW's 'Geocache of the Month' in March 2018

Since the cache went missing in Feb 2019, I discovered quickly that it was in the hands of the BDA (Barangaroo Delivery Authority). For more than 6 months, I have been trying to negotiate the use of Barangaroo for geocaching - willing to compromise on location, size of cache, frequency of cache checks, etc.

Sadly, as of late December 2019 and after many emails and phone calls back and forth, BDA (now 'Infrastructure NSW') have disallowed this geocache, despite my permit application and thorough explanation of geocaching, as well as the detailed description of what this cache achieved, the visitors it brings to the area, and my willingness to compromise.

Their main concerns:
a) potential of any items being added or placed into the cache,
b) the risks associated with (a),
c) the reputational risks associated with (a)

They have advised that their director is willing to 'revisit' this again in June 2020, but if the current situation is anything to go by, I won't be holding my breath.

So, to the visitors, to the people I surprised by tapping them on the shoulder and asking 'have you found it yet', to the cachers who loved dropping and retrieving travelbugs, and everyone who has enjoyed this cache - Thank you! Thanks for the great log entries, the photos, the impromptu meetings, the smileys, and the memories. I've enjoyed this cache as much as you have! [8D]

MrMalkovich

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Barangaroo Ammo Depot

A cache by MrMalkovich Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 09/03/2015
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


There's no need to jump in the garden, and if you reach the water then you've gone too far.

Be aware of the security camera in the pole to the north, security guards which patrol Barangaroo daily, and general muggles. Take your time and use stealth! As always, replace as found and ensure that cache has camo.

Whilst the cache is easy enough to find, the difficulty rating is set to reflect the problem with retrieving/replacing due to muggle activity.

Barangaroo was part of the territory of the Cadigal people, the traditional owners of the Sydney city region.

If you feel like exploring after you find the cache, continue following the path towards the city. Near the end of the cove, see if you can find the sign etched into the sandstone, highlighting what's left of the stone slipway from Munn's Wharf, built in the 1820's.  Cuthbert's shipyard eventually covered and extended the old Munn's wharf, and the wharfs extended in size and operation from the 1850's onwards.

When this cache was placed, one of the obvious things was the Sydney Ports Harbour Control Tower (built in 1974), which stood above the park. The NSW Government finished demolishing it in 2017. Today, the entire foreshore is being redeveloped for business and residential purposes.

The redeveloped park itself was opened on Sat 22nd August, 2015.

The cachers from the Blue Mountains (west of Sydney) dared someone to hide an ammo box in this city location. Challenge accepted!

Enjoy the foreshore walk, the mid-level tracks, or the paths over the hill (Stargazers lawn).

Winner of Geocaching NSW's 'Geocache of the month' - March 2018:

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Arrq zber uryc?
Yvar hc gur pybfrfg yvsrfnire (gb gur fbhgu) jvgu gur NBA ohvyqvat. Gura yvar hc gur tneqra fcevaxyre ba n fgvpx (gb gur fbhgu) jvgu gur juvgr yvtugubhfr ng Qneyvat Uneobhe. Vs obgu bs gurfr ner yvarq hc gura gur pnpur fubhyq or ng lbhe srrg.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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