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

Friday, 17 October 2014Alberta, Canada

BCP275 Castor

Things can happen in a day that we never imagined when we woke up that morning. So it was that Mr Shark unexpectedly and suddenly found himself driving east today. He didn't even have time to think about brass caps. However, once Mrs Shark knew about his trip [i]she[/i] thought about that possibility. She knew that Mr Shark would be quite unhappy if he realized too late that he'd driven right past a cap that he had a chance to find and didn't know.

So what's a teammate to do? Remote support from Headquarters was needed. It was found that there is no cap at Mr Shark's destination, but there was one along his route. The good news was sent to Mr Shark along with the pertinent information so it was at his fingertips when he needed it. As for the usual capping tools that we take along...there was no way to get those to him. Hopefully, as the information suggested, they would not be needed.

And they weren't. The lath was spotted on the easy walk over and no searching for or cleaning of the cap was necessary. The lath is easily visible above the grass with a bit of flagging tape attached and inches from the cap. The cap is well marked up, but the numbers are all readable.

Like others have mentioned, Mr Shark was also surprised by the wind turbines in this area. That's new since we were last out this way. They had lots to work with today, too, with a stiff wind that was also pushing Mr Shark's vehicle around a bit. The cap site, though, was sheltered by the treeline to the south.

Thanks for the cap and the chance to stretch my legs.

The Castor Cap

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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.

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