Tidal Cache - Group Cache Opportunity
Are you familiar with TAT's Tidal Cache in Scarborough?
Here is the link on GC.com......
The goal is to get to the coordinates listed or get as close as possible. The challenge is that it is best done at the lowest of low tides which only occur a couple of times a year. Next opportunity.........January 11, 2005 at 5:42pm when the tide is -1.8 feet.
Pinepoint mentioned the date on a log that he made for the cache in August and indicated that he would try again in January (and bring hot chocolate if others wanted to join him.....mmmmmm). YOP picked up on that idea and has been diligently plotting a trip to the cache. Since the time of low tide will be after dark on the 11th, he will be going to the location on the 9th to check out the best approach and will also be researching the parking options (not the best in the summer at least - perhaps now is better).
At this point, a few of us have joined in on the trip plan (YOP, GeoMaine, GeoTyger, flwrldy and her buds, we hope Pinepoint, and me). We welcome others and thought this might be a great way to let everyone know what is in the works. We can also consider submitting a request for a group cache event and trade TB's, go somewhere for a hot chocolate after, or whatever - very informal.
Care to join us?
Thoughts about making it an event?
Well, yes I have heard of it...
I'm going to try to make it. This doesn't surface very often, so it should be fun.
I have also submitted this cache to http://www.earthcache.org/. Check out the link. If approved, it will be the first of its kind in Maine!
TB exchange is a good reason to make it an event. If you want me to do it, let me know. If someone else wants to do it, that's fine too. Of course, you can also log tbs on a virtual, just don't leave them there, they'll freeze and drown!
The parking listed in the description is the safest, even in the winter. Having said that, I parked at the place implied in Maine Seaside Stash. and had no problem. I'm not sure how the law decides what is and what isn't legal street parking. There are plenty of no parking signs, but there are also some obvious spots (not marked)..
The Brunswick mught be a good place to warm up afterward.
Weather is a big factor...
As of 9am today, the weather forcast calls for rain and scattered showers on Sunday, 9Jan, but,
Partly cloudy on Tuesday, 11Jan.
So, it looks like a good prospect for getting all the way!