Last weekend I attended a Resilient Kids conference. One of the speakers, Hugh Van Cylenberg, spoke about Gratitude. He talked about a little boy from a very poor village in Nepal, who had no parents, nowhere permanent to live, yet was always smiling. Despite what he didn't have, he was grateful. Grateful for what he did have. Grateful for 'dis', the shoes he had on his feet (which he'd outgrown so had cut a hole in the top for his toes), grateful for 'dis' - the small bowl of rice for lunch at school every day, grateful for 'dis' -the piece of cardboard he used for a mattress & a blanket...
I too am grateful for Dis. 'Dis' is when you can't quite say 'this'. Geocaching has taken me many places I'd never have otherwise known about. Dis walk takes me along a path I frequent often; where I see blue wrens playing, hear magpies warbling, kookaburras laughing, watch birds of prey circling high in the air, sometimes a kangaroo, very rarely a snake. Dis path, if you follow it south and head through the grass, leads to the asylum and it's beautiful buildings. (and some more of our geocaches). You can see aeroplanes landing and taking off. Do I dream of far off places & wish to be travelling? No not really. I am quite happy with Dis!
Spend a few moments here while you work out your coordinates for WP2:
A = How many bench seats are at this location?
Look across the road at house number 20
B = How many garage roller doors does this house have?
C = What is the letterbox made from?
0 = brick
2 = metal
4 = wood
D = What style would this house best be described as?
1 = Georgian
2 = Californian Bungalow
3 = English Tudor
4 = Victorian
You will find WP2 at:
Use the information in this vicinity to find the coordinates of GZ.
A Broad Cultural Landscape
E = What was discovered on Jackson's creek at the site below?
1 = Gold
3 = Fossils
5 = Aboriginal Quarry
F = The bluestone building in the distance was a former winery & cellar. In what year was it constructed?
1 = 1853
3 = 1923
5 = 1867
G = Vineyard operations at the site ceased around what year?
1 = 1893
3 = 1937
5 = 1886
H = What was the name of the farm here?
0 = Springvale Farm
1 = Buttlejork Farm
2 = Sunningdale Farm
The Local Environment
J = How many letters does the 2nd plant mentioned have?
K = What type of frog is mentioned here?
0 = Southern Brown Tree Frog
2 = Pobblebonk
4 = Growling Grass Frog
6 = Striped Marsh Frog
L = Jackson's Creek is home to another animal. How many letters does it have in it's name?
The Site Today
M = What year did the Sunbury Recycling plant open?
0 = 1975
2 = 1979
4 = 1985
6 = 1987
N = The biosolids that are produced are treated and used for what?
0 = mulch
2 = pet food
4 = fertiliser
6 = nothing
You will find GZ at:
You will be looking for a camouflaged container that has enough room for small swaps only.
If you haven't already done Team HurriKane's caches around Sunbury, you will find some others only a short walk away.