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Jock's route - Jock's birthplace Virtual Cache

Hidden : 09/20/2020
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Geocache Description:

This geocache is of significant historical interest. It is one of many way markers along the route traveled by Sir Percy FitzPatrick and his faithful dog, Jock.

'Jock of the Bushveld' is a book written by Percy FitzPatrick, a transport rider, about his adventures with Jock, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. It takes place in the Lowveld during the time of the gold rush in the 1880's and is well worthwhile reading.

This is where it all started. Jock was born at this spot in May 1885.

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PLEASE NOTE: You are not allowed to get out of your vehicle here.

A nearby water hole as it is today and as it was in Jock's time.

Virtual Rewards 2.0 - 2019/2020

This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between June 4, 2019 and June 4, 2020. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards 2.0 on the Geocaching Blog.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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