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May 8 - Mate Day

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Hidden : Saturday, 08 May 2021
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   other (other)

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Geocache Description:

08 May 2021, 11:00 - 14:00

Girraween National Park: A Place of Flowers.

Location - Girraween National Park Day Use Area, Pyramids Road, Girraween.

First, I'd like to honour, acknowledge and respect the Aboriginal Traditional people, to Elders Past, present and Emerging.

As a born and bred Toowoomba-ite, Girraween has a special place in my heart as a place to get-away from it all, breathe, relax, soak up all the nature. And Girraween has a fantastic camping spot (check out: https://qpws.usedirect.com/QPWS/Facilities/SearchView.aspx and search "Girraween National Park) where I have camped with my family many moons ago. More recently, I have successfully found several caches in this area.

On the 22nd of December 2016, in Sydney surburbia, I found my first cache. I have then travelled across the ditch (New Zealand), and much further afield - Hong Kong, United Kingdom, France and Germany. Australia is always home, so here we are! In being Aussie what a better way to celebrate with Mates (and my favourite hobby) then to do so on May 8 - also known as Mate Day.

Discussion started a few years ago about respecting all Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Island people about change the date of Australia day to May 8 - and a rather entertaining/ "educational" video about it can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV57_pRGToU

(As Australia Day is far to hot at this location, this is another reason to be with mates!)

**This is a lunch time event, from 11am to 2pm.

**Please bring your own food, water, snacks. Girraween Day Use area has plenty of shelters, and Barbeque Facilities are available.

**If possible, please bring a fold up chair or blanket, so that we may keep our social distancing! Closest fuel and food is in Stanthorpe. Family, friends, muggles, children are welcome.

**As Girraween is a National Park, no pets allowed.

COVID DETAILS::

 If you feel sick in any way (cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath) - and if you've been overseas - please don't come.

Remember to keep 1.5m distance apart. This is a MUST. No more than 1 person per 4 square metres.

Please bring your own pen to sign the log book - to help with COVID management.  You must post a Will Attend so that I can keep track of numbers. If possible - bring your own hand sanitiser to the event (and use it). There are toilets on site as well - and you can wash your hands there. I will endeavour to provide hand sanitiser for this event.

The Log book: the attendee must provide --- Full name, phone number, Email and/or residential address, Date and time of entry and exit time. This is to comply with COVID restrictions.

Thank you for keeping us all safe! 

If you feel you need to provide and wear your own mask - then do so (again only recommended).

About me: Sarah Outim, "The G Spot" 352 Logan Road, Elphinstone, Queensland 4361. Phone 0402 068 978. Email: gow_sarah@hotmail.com

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Community Celebration Events - 2020

This Event is part of a limited release of Community Celebration Events to celebrate 20 years of geocaching. Geocachers hosted events between May 2, 2020 and December 31, 2021. Learn more about Community Celebration Events on the Geocaching Blog.

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