Task Difficulty: 1.0 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 1.0 Out of 5.0
Statystyka skrzynki
Take me to the Beach! - OU0376

 A small lock-n-lock with a beach bound blue car on it

Hidden by  obxgeek

N 43° 16.140' W 79° 46.460' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: Canada
 Cache Type: Moving
 Size: Small
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 02 December 2011
 Date Created: 02 December 2011
 Last Modified: 20 August 2015
 Waypoint: OU0376


{{found}} 4 x Found
moved 4 x Moved
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 3 Comments
0 Notes
3 Watchers
4020 Visitors
4 x Rated
Rated as: Excellent
GeoKrety History

Available Maps: Opencaching,Google Maps

Cache Attributes

Bring Your Own Pen Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

You are hunting for a moving cache.  It is a small lock-n-lock container and while it started with a pencil in it you probably want to bring a writing impliment with you when hunting it.  Make sure you check the recent logs to know the current status of the cache.

How to move this cache:

1 Find the cache, sign the log book and take the cache with you

2 Post a found it log on the website as soon as you can so other's know not to look for it.

3 Find a new place to hide it, take accurate readings and write them down

4 Post a Moved log for the cache with the new coordinates, the D/T raiting and any hints, stories, or other information you want.

5 Watch the listing for other people to find it and I will update the listing to reflect the new hide location



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Log Entries    {{found}} 4x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 3x     Show All Log Entries   New Log Entry

3 05 October 2016 Bon Echo Comment

There was a lot of destruction along the lake in the last year. The provinical power distribution company (Hydro One) razed the land by cutting nearly every tree around under the power line. And the lack of ice and heavy waves over the winter lead to serious erosion along the beach. I lost my nearby "Hamilton Beach Geohotel" opencache and was worried this one would be gone too. Checked it tonight and found it just as I had left it 13 months ago. Decided I better find a more secure hiding place so I took it with me and will move it somewhere else when time permits.

4 18 August 2015 Bon Echo Cache moved

As the cache was caked in foreign forest soil, I decided to give it a good bath before releasing it into this country. Wow, did the cache ever clean up nicely – it looks like new!

All clean and ready to roll, I dropped in a GeoKret that I created and did what was requested – I took the cache to the beach…and left it there.

The cache is now hidden along the Lake Ontario trail, in the Hamilton Beach area. It is hidden under a short section of boardwalk and I’m very confident that the cache will be safe here until the next finder comes along …even if it does take 3 years. However, I pass by this spot on my ride to work and can check the cache anytime and, if requested, I will be happy to grab the cache and relocate it.

The cache is now hidden at:

N 43 16.140 W 79 46.460

D and T ratings will be 1.5 for each

Hint: when looking towards the lake, the cache is under the boardwalk on the left

I will post photos later this evening


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3 15 August 2015 nighthawk700 Comment

Whew!  I'm so glad to hear someone found this cache, I was afraid maybe I placed it in a bad location and it was muggled!  Was considering going to get it my next time up to Rochester. 

1 15 August 2015 Bon Echo Found it

Headed south of the border again this weekend (well, actually a lot more east and just a bit south) but this time it was adults only, no kids (first time in 8 years that we've been able to say that). We traveled to the Finger Lakes area to enjoy a romantic anniversary weekend - by romantic, I mean stopping to find caches, garage sales, thrift shops, driving secondary highways, stuff like that.

This was our third cache stop on the trip, at a spot that I have wanted to visit now for some time, Yes, to visit the oldest cache in New York State, but man was the pot ever sweetened when I realized there was a traveling cache along the way. What's amazing is that this cache has been sitting dormant since 2012, and nearly as long as I've been caching!
So teh adventure into the High Tor preserve was, well, quite the  adventure, at least to me it was. The wife decided to stay back at the van and read a book - she took one look at the field of wildflowers and all she saw in her mind was ticks and there was no way she was going in there. I had loaded the cache into my Garmin with a GPX file which apparently didn't quite work, so thankfully I had written down the coordinates and could enter them manually. After heading down the trail (and I stress DOWN) and signing in at The Spot, I made my way back up until towards the coordinates that I had entered for this cache. Left teh trail when the Garmin point 90 degrees and read something like 50 meters to the cache (yes, my GPS speaks Canadian eh!). I couldn't get the GPSr to settle down at "gz" and found myself searching up and down a small hill looking and not finding. Time to check the coords I entered - and then there was that DOH! moment. I entered everything correctly except mixing in some of the parking coordinates! Well, i was pretty relieved o find that mistake b.c it wasn't looking good fir finding this 3-year-MIA traveler. , Oh did I mention the light rain and the humidity?! Once the coords were corrected, I found myself standing beside a large fallen tree right off the trail - way more promising. Except that 3 years of tree decomposition goes a long way towards burying a cache. Fortunately, with the help of a sturdy stick and after 15 minutes of digging, I unearthed the cache and did a little happy dance (okay, no dance but I would have high-fived someone if I wasn't alone)

In the end, we found 6 OCNA caches (and dnf'd two), also visited the oldest geocache in the state and picked up two other caches plus a few qualifiers for some TerraCaching locationless caches. A good weekend all around. Thanks Sabrefan7 for supplying 5 of the 6 OCNA caches that we found this weekend.

The traveler is now with my in one of the other OCNA countries, and will find a new place to hide here in Ontario. Sadly DudlyGrunt's GeoKret is not in the cache, so i guess they're not all that different from gc trackables in that sense.

Thanks OBXgeek for the traveling cache. yes, we will bring it to the beach!

Bon Echo found OU0376

4 04 June 2012 nighthawk700 Cache moved

This cache can now be found at:  N 42 40.283 W 077 20.137.  This is right along the way if you are hunting one of the oldest existing geocaches, GC39. 

I actually dropped it off last week, but am still getting caught up with everything.  Sorry for the delay!!