It was Monday morning, I had the day off. With 37 cache finds under our belt it was time to see if I could hit the big 40 by lunchtime. Wolfie Ben would be caching solo today, so technically it’s twice as hard with only half the eyes looking for the prize.
I set a plan of attack – two easy looking ones, and a 2nd attempt at one with a 4-star difficulty rating.
The first was Time and Tide (GCR7VG) – another of the Shifter Brains caches located in a waterside park at Point Clare. As a railway worker I normally travel right by here on the train many times each week, but I didn’t realise what a peaceful and pleasant place this is. Apparently it gets very busy with muggles on weekends, so I figured Monday morning should be relatively quiet.
The waterside roadway took us to a carpark within metres of Ground Zero. The trick was to wait for a break in the muggle activity – even on a Monday morning there is an intermittent parade of people – young, old, walking, cycling, etc… I checked out a few places among the trees and eventually spotted it just as an older lady approached. Time to look sweet and innocent… until she passes.
It wasn’t long and I had my hands on the small cache at 0955 hours. The log book and treasures were packed in rather right, yet in good and dry condition.
After taking the picture I signed the log and made a swap – took a dice, left a red gem. A nice, discrete, and safe find in a relaxing location.