In 1829 two stone beacons were erected near the beach that had to be aligned by ships sailing into Algoa Bay from the west so that they could avoid the very dangerous Roman Rock. In 1858 they were replaced by two new stone beacons. These were painted red and white with a black ball on top. The one beacon is located in the Cape Recife Nature Reserve near the lighthouse while the other one, usually referred to as the Lolipop Beacon, stands on the corner of Marine Drive and Admiralty Way. The beacon was called the Admiralty Beacon, and hence the name of the road.
As part of water awareness I have incorporated this with part of my cache.
TO CLAIM THIS VIRTUAL CACHE, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DO THE FOLLOWING:
- Take a selfie of yourself holding three fingers up to form a W, with the beacon behind you in the picture. (this is in reference with being more WATER WISE). Attach your photo to your log so everyone can enjoy the picture too..
- On the blue sign post by the parking, it gives you directions to locations around the Bay. The board with NMU GRYSBOK HIKING TRAIL gives you a time and distance. Please send this info to the CO (you can send the answer on message center or email)
If this info is published in your log, then your log will be removed.
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.