This month's award goes to a geocache that takes finders on an informative and enjoyable historic tour through an important era of early Sydney.
Congratulations to Calypso62 for At The Governor's Pleasure, winner of the February 2017 Geocache of the Month award. Published in October 2016, this 3/2½ multicache has earned an unbeatable 100% favourite rating. It's been nominated twice, most recently by Opa Shrek who wrote:
"If ever there is a cache that every visitor to the City of Sydney (whether from overseas, interstate, intrastate or from the 'burbs) should do, then it has to be this one!!" Its a mega-multi that takes you on a journey of discovery through ‘old’ Sydney, to places that really should be on everyone’s ‘must visit’ list. These include some iconic Sydney locations plus lots of others that, though they are less well known, are just as interesting and important in terms of helping us to better understand Sydney’s early days. This multi is, however, not just about the journey ... the final destination and the cache itself are really special and a really fitting end to a great day out."
The CO is a connoisseur of multi-caches and has found many here and overseas. Seeing a Sherlock Holmes multi overseas, he jumped into it with glee but was underwhelmed by the final. Never one to disappoint, he knew he could do much better and after a chance meeting with the President of the Macquarie Society, a cache was born.
Why did this cache score so many of favourite points? There's one way to find out!
Nominate a NSW geocache that has impressed you and say why you think it deserves the award. It doesn't have to be a geocache hidden or found in the past month or even the past year. It just needs to be in, start in or finish in, NSW and not be archived. Head over to the Forum and start nominating.