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Found it Black Shark found Brass Cap Cache- Smith-Dorrien Rd (Locked)

Wednesday, 23 July 2014Alberta, Canada

BCP570 Eckville

After an errand in Sylvan Lake, we were reluctant to return to yard work in the hot, muggy temperatures after enjoying the air-conditioning in the Sharkmobile. So we decided to find a few caches along the northeast shore of Sylvan Lake. From there, Mr Shark reasoned, it was only a few miles to a cap! Indeed, it was only 14 km...as the crow flies. Sharks do not have wings.

As we entered Eckville watching for 54 Ave, we soon discovered that it is now called Mellisa Ave. A short backtrack and we were soon parked on the very convenient approach. We searched in vain for the centre line on the field approach, but this field approach looks like all the rest--centre-lineless. For a cap advertised to be below ground level, this couldn't have been easier. There was no dirt or dead grass to remove, barely even any dust. A bit of water on the cap made the numbers pop out very well and we were quickly done. The few ants mentioned in a previous log were still present but gave us no bother. They also gave us no cooperation and refused to be in our pictures. Fine, then!

Before leaving town, Mr Shark had to show Mrs Shark a feature he had discovered here--a petunia tree. It really is worth a trip to the west end of 51 Ave for future summer visitors!

Thanks for the cap and a well-timed trip to Eckville.

A happy Shark - cap shot

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A happy Shark - cap shot A happy Shark - cap shot

Context - note GPS in front of posts Context - note GPS in front of posts

Barley is in the crop rotation for this year Barley is in the crop rotation for this year

Foxtail barley Foxtail barley

Petunia Tree.  Visit to discover its significance. Petunia Tree. Visit to discover its significance.

infoA virtual cache is a cache that exists in a form of a location. Depending on the cache "hider," a virtual cache could be to answer a question about a location, an interesting spot, a task, etc. The reward for these caches is the location itself and sharing information about your visit.

Because of the nature of these geocaches, you must actually visit the location and acquire the coordinates there before you can post. In addition, although many locations are interesting, a virtual cache should be out of the ordinary enough to warrant logging a visit.

Virtuals are now considered waymarks on Waymarking.com.
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