26 February 2012 – Motoring through Montagu

#7 OLD ENGLISH FORT 1899 (GCGJTD)
Cogman’s Kloof near Montagu, South Africa

S33°48.133 E20°05.665

On our way back home from blending our own wine at Excelcior near Ashton, during the Hands on Harvest Festival – a lovely full-bodied 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet, 20% Shiraz, we decided to stop along the way to grab two quick caches.  The first one being near the old fort on top of the rock arch over the Cogman’s Kloof Pass.

The pass was built by Thomas Baines in the 1870’s.  The fort followed in 1899 to control access during the Anglo-Boer War.

Visit Old English Fort at www.geocaching.com

#8 LOCOMOTIVE BREATH (GC1668J)
Ashton, South Africa

S33°49.973 E20°03.851

Our second cache for the day was a magnetic micro hidden on decommissioned Class 14 CRB locomotive No 2010.

This class of locomotives were designed and build by the Montreal Locomotive Works in Canada between 1910 and 1922.  No 2010 was commissioned in 1919 and used on the Worcester-Mossel Bay rail section until 1983.

Visit Locomotive Breath at www.geocaching.com

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