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My work mate Steve is a dedicated Geocacher. Geocaching is the activity of using a GPS to find hidden geocaches (usually a small box with a few items to swap and a logbook). I asked him to take me on one of his adventures as I was intrigued about it and also wanted to visit some new places, which is the ultimate goal of geoacaching. We decided to go to Cape Schanck, with our other work mate John and Steve's son Tim also coming along.
We went to a few places, such as the Two Bays track and the Cape Schanck Lighthouse. The views were glorious, and the caches weren't too hard to find. The first one took a bit of finding, but after a while we got the hang of where to look.
It was quite exciting to find a cache. Even though it's only a small lunch box with useless things, it was a sense of finding it that was the thrill. I kept one of the little toys inside as a momento.
Look how excited I was at finding a cache.
Of course, geocaching makes one very hungry, so we had to stop for lunch. We stopped at the Pig and Whistle, a small tavern style place. The tavern is decorated in the traditional English style with beer paraphenalia hung all over the room.
I had the Crumbed Lamb Cutlet, which was nothing special. It tasted like what you could get at a million different pubs, but when you're hungry, it tastes really good.
The Sticky Date Pudding was good as well, albeit a bit sweet.
So, if you feel like exploring some unknown beautiful areas in Victoria, why don't you give geocaching a go. And when you've worked up your appetite, stop somewhere nice for a delicious meal.