[kag] Re: lighthouse cache, and others

  • From: "Lloyd Baker" <binrat@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 21:09:31 -0400

Ok, my bad, but Cataraqui Cemetary is a wonderful place to take a stroll and see a bit of history.


I suppose you could reference a website to answer questions about the cemetary and then place the cache in a park not too far away.

I do notice that Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area has no caches, I have no problem dealing with the CA in Brockville, just keep the cache within one or two steps of the trail.

Binrat

----- Original Message ----- From: "Graeme Watson" <Graeme.Watson@xxxxxx>
To: <kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2007 8:30 PM
Subject: [kag] Re: lighthouse cache, and others


Lloyd I'm a little shocked that you would even suggest a cemetery. There has been a lot of bad press generated in the states because of cemetery hidden caches. No matter what your own option on subject, it is the feelings of the people who have relatives buried that is of prime consideration. Cemeteries are places of reverence and reflection and are not appropriate for a cache hide. There is also the small fact that most cemeteries are not public land. Most likely an academic point as I doubt that the cache would even be approved.

On a personal note I have 7 relatives buried in Cataraqui, so this is more then a philosophical discussion for me.

-Graeme

Lloyd Baker wrote:
The Lighthouse is a great cache, the trick is retrieving it without being spotted.

Now, for a spot to hide a cache look at the City of Kingston's website for their Parks Map. I have used this to find spots to hide a cache.

I track all caches I have hit on Microsoft Streets & Trips and can send a picture of Kingston showing where caches are, using this I see some MAJOR holes with city parks all over that have no caches in them.

On another note, what about hiding a cache in Cataraqui Cemetery, lots of history in there and I am sure a cache could be hidden in a quiet area. There is a Prime Minister buried there and a few other notables.

Binrat
----- Original Message ----- From: <hamburgerking@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2007 9:02 AM
Subject: [kag] lighthouse cache, and others


Hi,

I'm hoping for some feedback on the caches I hid.

Most recently, I hid Lighthouse, down at confederation park.

My goal was to hide a cache right downtown, where the object was less about a hard find, and more about being sneaky and undetected. I wanted a big cache too, cause my kids don't like the little ones...they want loot! When I saw the blue structure, I knew it would work. But it is so similar to Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, that I knew it would also be too easy.

I tried to get it posted on a sat morning, for a better FTF race, but submitted it too early. It was reviewed and posted in just 2 hours, whereas my prev caches have taken a few days.

Any suggestions for more downtown, urban caches?

I think the big sandy caches are too easy to find. But I didn't want to be responsible for any environmental disturbances, so had limited prospects. The one at the beach is too close to the trailhead. When I was searching for a spot, a snowstorm broke out and I had limited options. I'll be back there to look for a better spot, further from the trailhead.

I would appreciate feedback on my other caches too...don't worry, I have a thick skin, so give it to me straight.

BTW, there's an army surplus store in London Ont that sells ammo boxes for $6.50cdn.

Dave Hamburger

Lighthouse
Wavey
POH
Family tree
Big sandy beach


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