3 October 2012 – First to Stroll Past

082 Bamboo Stroll

#82 BAMBOO STROLL (GC3XZ21)
Coastal path in Sandbaai, South Africa

S34°25.330 E19°11.198

This cache, located close to our home in Sandbaai, turned out to be our first FTF – or First To Find.  That meant that we were the first cachers to discover and log it after it had been published – quite an accomplishment, as FTF’s are scarce and very rarely as accessible as this one was!

This cache took as along the scenic VOS (Vermont-Onrus-Sandbaai) coastal path.

The container was a true flash of ingenuity and earned this cache a favourite point.

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5 September 2012 – A Game of Chess

#30 LESS STRESS CHESS (GC2H255)
Alongside the Onrus Lagoon at Onrus, South Africa

S34°24.981 E19°10.759

This cache is situated on a path running along the eastern bank of the Onrus River estuary.  We set off from Sandbaai, following the VOS coastal path, all the way to Onrus.

The idea of this cache is a continuous chess game played between consecutive cachers.

Chess is believed to have originated in north-west India during the Gupta empire, where its early form in the 6th century was known as chaturaṅga,  referring to the four different divisions of the military – infantry, cavalry, elephants, and chariotry, represented by the pieces that would eventually evolve into the modern pawn, knight, bishop, and rook, respectively.

Way too complicated for the Suikerbossies, so we grabbed Signal the Frog TB instead, and decided to rather leave the game to the masters!

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This was Day 11 of 30 consecutive caching days.

17 November 2011 – Wine4Good in Sandbaai

#2 WINE4GOOD (GC3327B)
Sandbaai in the Overberg, South Africa

S34°25.722 E19°11.603

Our first own find, and nothing better than a cache in your home town!  This was quite an easy one along the Sandbaai coastal path.  We also did our first trade – in a bouncy ball; out a Holland porcelain shoe.

Yay! for the Suikerbossies!

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