11 September 2012 – Up and Down the Overberg

#42 MEERENSEE (GC2QFP4)
Middelvlei near Fishershaven, South Africa

S34°22.123 E19°06.731

This was an unusual cache – out there, in the middle of nowhere.

Middelvlei used to be an old farm halfway between Botriver and Hermanus, and no one really knows what could have been farmed on these sand dunes. It has since been turned into a small, private holiday resort overlooking the lagoon and mouth of the Bot River – one of the biggest bird sanctuaries in the Western Cape and home to large flocks of pelicans and flamingoes.

Visit Meerensee at www.geocaching.com

#43 ON-ZT 207 (GC1VNQV)
Onrust Mountains near Onrus, South Africa

S34°23.865 E19°11.160

This fun cache located on top of one of the Onrust Mountain peaks, was done on an impulsive whim on Brunette Suikerbos’s behalf…

Bored and with an unusual spurt of energy, our usual Lady of Leisure decided it was time for a “quick jog” up the mountain.

The “quick jog” contained a fair amount of “huffing-and-puffing”, but well worth the effort as she managed to save the Rosetta Geocoin that had been stuck in the cache for over two months.  It took a bit of gymnastics to take the self-portrait sitting on the beacon and an equal amount of skilful footwork to make it down before sunset.

Enjoyed this one, so thumbs-up with a favourite point!

Visit On-ZT 207 at www.geocaching.com

This was day 17 of 30 days of consecutive caching.

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