MORONIC ATOMIC MINI-MICRO No. 2
The spurious history bit: Thomas de Foy isn't a well known name but he was a major made-up figure in the early years of nuclear research. From about 1707 onwards Thomas used Oxford as the site for his work because of an unusual property of the rivers in the area. As you may know, heavy water is vital for atomic research and as luck would have it, rare minerals in the hills around Oxford make some of the water in the Isis that bit more heavy than the usual stuff. As you walk to the cache location you might notice giant mutant ducks. Atomic Super Ducks, in fact. The river and the canal both look quite normal as the heavy water sinks to the bottom, where you can't see it! The canal was built from 1710-1716 to take heavy water past the reactor site, near where MORONIC ATOMIC MINI-MICRO No. 1 is hidden*. Originally this cache was placed near the Isis Lock as there's a pretty bridge there. Sadly it was too close to Jochta's Swing Low cache and had to be shifted. The walk to it is still an interesting one, especially from the south.
Practical advice: The mini-micro you are looking for measures a mere 20mm x 6mm x 6mm and contains a very small log. Please leave just your initials and bring your own pen! Sadly Oxford has something of a drugs problem, and although I've tried to avoid any trouble spots I'd not recommend sticking your hand anywhere without seeing what you're aiming for. So, if you need to poke anywhere, use your pen! The cache is at a watery location so please take EXTRA care, especially if caching with kids.
Things to see on your search
The other caches in this tiny seies are MORONIC ATOMIC MINI-MICRO No. 1 and MORONIC ATOMIC MINI-MICRO No. 3. While you're in the area, I suggest you try Dan & my Punters' series of caches or The Phillimore Clan's Chester's Oxford Parks Quest caches. They both start not too far away.
A small experiment - Please feel free to rate your visit to this cache out of ten in your log.
*You want real history? Buy a history book! :-P Oh all right, feel free to use this link to discover all about early atomic research in Oxfordshire and the amazing story of 'GLEEP'.