Not wanting to devalue the worthy winners to date, I think a Cache of the Month will bring even more prestige to these awards. Current weekly winners during Sept will be eligible for the inaugural Cache of the Month announced at the end of September!
Not as many caches to choose from this week but the final short-list consisted of 3. The 2 place getters were the puzzle cache YRPsycho's "Deep Space Station 46" (GC4GF2R) out near the Tidbinbilla Tracking Station. A neat puzzle and a GREAT cache container. You'll have to find it to see what I'm talking about. The other runner up was Cankid's Multi "Jurassic Park" (GC42JZY). A great listing and a very well constructed cache which leads to a lovely walk around Percival Hill. Apparently, there was an ace Beta tester on the job to undertake quality assurance!
However, this week's worthy winner is Wing6Rider's Multi "Art for Arts Sake" (GC4MQDF). An interesting exercise based on a bit of Canberra's street art. The reason it is a winner is because it makes you use your GPS (or brain) in a manner in which you might not be accustomed to, plus it brings you to the delightful Stirling Ridge. Well worth a stroll!
There were lots to choose from this week, after going for a drive on the dirt roads to the west of the Cotter. There were lots of weeeee moments (not that sort of wee) as the X5 went down the "mineshaft" and then back up again. I will go back again soon to get the missing caches and get some video footage of the ascent and descent. However, my cache of the week is one that pre-dates the new series. Cache of the Week is 2 Leg Drive's "Black Hill Collimation Tower" (GC1JNEP). An interesting bit of infrastructure that I had always thought I would have to hike up a very steep hill. With Wing6Rider in the navigator's seat, a gnarly dirt access road was found that the X5 breezed up. Well worth the visit and 2 wheel drives with no clearance will be able to get within a few hundred metres.
Drum roll please .......................... This week's worthy winner is again one that I won't include any photographic evidence. Don't want to take away from the surprises involved. Congratulations YRPsych, " A safe cache" (GC4K8N3). Another very well put together Multi though not one for littlies. Not many finders, probably more to do with some peoples aversion to Multis and Puzzles. Oh well, they don't know what they are missing out on!
Honourable mention this week to Specimen X for her animal series on the slopes of that little hill near the Barton Highway, Gunghalin.
Bushwalking & Geocaching a match made in heaven.