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Bunjil: ----------


Hi there skakids,

This cache has been flagged by Geocaching HQ as a cache that MAY need some attention.

You may recall having received an automated email from Geocaching HQ which explained what you needed to do.

Unfortunately, nothing seems to have happened, so I am having to take the next step and temporarily disable the cache - see here: Geocache Health Score.

You do need to respond in some way within 14 days, so others know you are on top of it, as well as indicating exactly what is happening with this placement - please don't let a lack of communication kill this cache.

What should you do now:-

You have a number of choices so pick the one that applies from this handy list:-

  • Check On The Cache:- Visit the cache and repair and/or replace or do whatever else is needed, post an Owner Maintenance log indicating the cache has been checked and ENABLE your cache. Then sit back and wait for the praises.
  • Place A Write Note Log:- Reviewers are not mind readers, so without your note on the cache page telling them what the situation is, they can't tell what is going on with the cache.
    So please just post a note to the page (within 14 days) and, when the listing is next checked, all will be fine for a little bit longer. But be sure to indicate the actual date that you expect to have it fixed so that everyone knows you are on top of it.
    If you have a long term unavailable cache (where you don't have an actual date), please ensure you visit this page and post a note every 4 to 6 weeks so as to keep everyone up to speed with what is happening.
  • Adopt/Archive:- If you don't plan on fixing it then you could consider passing it on to another Geocacher by asking them to Adopt it or alternatively, you need to Archive it, so it is removed from searches and someone else can have the spot. Don't forget to remove any remnants of your previously enjoyed cache too.

You might wonder what happens if you don't pick one of the above. Well, when the cache is next checked by a Reviewer, if the issue has not been addressed, or there is no acknowledgment as requested above, it will be assumed the cache has been abandoned and processed accordingly.

Honestly, I'd rather you decide, so please do something before then. Please don't send me an email but instead follow the information/advice posted above.

JUST A TIP:- Have you checked out the new Geocaching Dash Board designed to assist a Cache Owner in managing the caches they own? Have a read about it HERE. You will find your very own dash board HERE

Thanks for your cooperation,




Mists and Shadows

A cache by skakids Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/20/2015
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The Aborigines of the Wurundjeri tribe called the river Birrarrung - "Place of Mists and Shadows". At this location there use to be a series of rocks and small waterfalls stretching across the river allowing for a natural river crossing. I guess thats how the name came about.

The Wurundjeri Aboriginal story of the Yarra.

One day two boys were playing in the bush, throwing their toy spears at whatever bird they saw. After a while they tired of this game and, sighting an old wattle tree, went up to it in the hope of finding some wattle gum, of which they were very fond. They saw some gum on a bough fairly high up, and one of the boys climbed the tree and reached it. He began to throw the gum down to the other boy, who was waiting for it underneath the tree. But when the lumps of gum reached the ground they disappeared, and the boy who had remained below could not find them. At last he noticed a hole, and thinking that the gum may have rolled down, he poked the end of his little spear in it. As soon as he did this, a deep growling voice was heard and the ground seemed to shake. An old man, who had been sleeping underground with his mouth open, suddenly made his appearance. He picked up the frightened boy and shuffled off, dragging his feet, because he was old and the boy was heavy to carry. As the old man huddled along he made a furrow, which deepened into a gutter, then into a creek, and lastly became the Yarra River. All this time the little boy was crying with fright. At last Bunjil heard him. He put sharp stones in the path of the old man over which he fell, and cut himself into pieces. The boy ran off to his home. Just before the old man died, Bunjil appeared, and said to him "Let this be a lesson to all old men. Thy must be good to little children."

Cache is located in a high muggle environment. Please do not attempt this at lunch time or other peak periods unless you can be super sneaky. Cache should contain a pencil

Credit goes to Combust4 for the original version of this cache.

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