FeO (GCR7VB) is another of the Shifter Brains geocache hides, this being a micro in the West Gosford area. On our way here we drove past one of our earlier finds – Thunder of the Guns II, and had a laugh to ourselves as we drove past and spotted a middle-aged lady climbing around on the gun looking for the cache.
FeO is a strangely named cache. Not sure of the significance of the name – it might have something to do with the type of old truck it’s mounted on, or the business it’s promoting. We were too busy looking for the cache to worry about it’s strange name.
It took us about 20 minutes of pretty solid searching. In the end we found the cache in a spot where we were positive we’d already checked over. But it was a good feeling anyway to get this one out of the way – it’s an industrial area with high muggle activity, and the area was becoming increasingly busy despite the early hour.
Sniffing out the FeO cache
Interestingly, while searching we inadvertently found a couple of other items of interest “hidden” on the truck – but we returned these without disturbing them. We were only interested in signing that little log book and moving on to the next find. TFTC.
Sunday afternoon and there’s some time to go hunting for a few more local geocaches. Being a weekend, I thought it would be a safe time to check out one in an nearby Wyoming industrial area called The Dawn of the Mystery (GC1FQ2D) by The Fox Team.
The satellite view indicated this was located at the front of a factory – in what looked to be some kind of landscaped garden bed, hence the reason we thought a weekend would be a good muggle-free time. Well… not exactly, you see – there’s a popular 10 Pin Bowling Alley right across the street, so even though the commercial/industrial side of the street was quiet, there was a steady stream of muggles coming and going from the bowling alley.
Not to be deterred we waited, and picked a time to make a jump for it. There was only so many places this small cache could be – and as a previous log for the cache had indicated – there two large brown lizards on either side of the cache came out from under the garden as if they were the guardians of the cache! Thankfully the lizards were rather friendly – but the shrub itself was rather prickly – so take care when retrieving this one!
Click to zoom - look closely at ear level for 2 lizards
The lizards ran away a second before this picture.
We signed the log, swapped a precious stone for a knight, and as we were taking the above pictures a muggle drove past and LAUGHED at us. Hmph! Grab the dog – we’re outta here.