We dropped in at Twins South today on our way back from the beach – thus completing the two “twins” geocaches in this area at the twin service centres on the F3 freeway near Wyong, and to give us our 80th cache find. Twins South (GC131DC) is a geocache by the bower birds is so-named after the service station / truckstop along the busy F3 freeway on the NSW Central Coast – there’s a big Caltex service station on both sides of the freeway, known by the locals as the “Twin” service centres.
This was to be our one and only cache attempt for the day after a relaxing morning at the beach. We parked our geo-mobile near the McDonald’s and headed across the vast expanse of the truck parking area, down into the bushland adjacent to the noisy truckstop, where the cache was indicated to be resting.
Being guided by our GPSr, after only a few minutes of prodding around in the scrub we had a fix on the cache, which was placed in a rather obvious spot and covered up in a way that makes it stand out to your average geocacher who has attained a moderate degree of geosense.
Wolfie hanging around the F3 southbound Truckstop
The cache was in great condition, and contained a “Here I Come!!!” coin by the geocoinclub.com – which we took with us and will soon be placing into another cache. We left behind a small coloured “Jack” (some funny-shaped little brightly coloured object that really serves no purpose).
Thanks for another great hide bower birds, I guess that completes both twins for TeamWolfie!
Paper Magic (GC10DFM) is a small geocache by the bower birds, located in a scenic location on the shores of Lake Munmorah.
It’s near a van park / mobile home village / prefab home village – and being Australia Day, there was an abundance of muggles about enjoying their day off and celebrating. We surveyed the location a little and discovered a small footbridge leading us across to the correct side of a small creek, but only to be put-off by a “NO ACCESS” sign, and fencing – apparently the bushland here is regenerating.
We’ll come back another day soon to have another go at this – it looks like it could be a lovely secret location.
What better way to spend Australia Day than to go out for a spot of geocaching on the scenic Central Coast. Our first stop today was northbound on the F3 freeway where we visited Twins North (GC131DA) – a medium sized cache by the bower birds.
Twins North is so-called because it is near one of the two (twin) service centres on the F3 near Wyong – this being the one servicing the northbound traffic. It is a popular place for truck drivers to stop and have a rest – with there being ample parking for trucks.
A little homework was required for us to inconspicuously leave the car vehicle area and plan our way across the vast expanse of the truck parking area to the track that was to lead us down to the cache.
Before too long we closed in on GZ and walked in circles a few times, sniffing out for the cache until one of us eventually spotted it in fairly plain and easy sight. We must have looked right at it a few times – always seems to be the way!
On our way back to the car, Wolfie wanted to get his photo taken sitting on one of the truck trailers parked nearby – so we got this great shot of the little fella.
Time to continue our caching expedition.