#116 CALEDON’S STEAM TRACTOR (GC10V29)
Caledon, South Africa
You know how one often puts things off, simply because of the hassle – this concept often involving certain government departments and their officials…? Well, this was such an instance and, alas, Suikerbossies stand corrected!
It was time to apply for a renewal of Blonde’s passport and we both dreaded making our way to Caledon’s Home Affairs office. Pleasant was our surprise to find a lovely air-conditioned waiting room, friendly and efficient officials, and a queue consisting of us and two other people.
So, there we were – applied, paid and finger printed – all finished within less than 30 minutes. Have to say, will be paying our taxes, almost breaking a smile this month…
Having most of the afternoon remaining, we decided to give our nemesis – a small, magnetic nano cache located somewhere on a big green and black steam tractor, another go.
Surprisingly, as this was our third attempt at this one, Brunette found it immediately. In our defence, we have since our previous attempts, moved on from feather-weight to hardcore cachers and were this time not bothered by the bee hive located close to the cache, nor the museum curators – a group of vagrants occasionally residing under the roofed area!
This cache took us along a gorgeous hike in the Wild Flower Nature Reserve near Caledon and up to Window Rock – a fascinating rock formation where three boulders balance against one another to form a precarious arch over two rocky outcrops.
Absolutely amazing and worthy of a favourite point!
#118 THE OLD WAY (GC1BAPG)
Along Karwyderskraal Road near Botriver, South Africa
We have said it before, and we will say it again – caching makes one stop where you will usually just drive by and makes you turn off where usually you will continue on.
This modified railway bridge is located on the old route between Bot River and Hermanus dating from the time prior to the R43. It is only wide enough to allow for traffic from one direction – can only imagine the wait while the weekend traffic from the other direction took a chance and just followed the leader!