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Cache No. 168 – Pump house (N Yorks)

Submitted by on Saturday, 24 October 2009No Comment
Cache No. 168 – Pump house (N Yorks)

October 24th 2009 –  Pump house (N Yorks)  GCBDA5 – Cache #168

This is a virtual cache, a virtual cache according to the rules of the game is –
“a cache that exists in a form of a location. Depending on the cache “hider,” a virtual cache could be to answer a question about a location, an interesting spot, a task, etc. The reward for these caches is the location itself and sharing information about your visit.

Because of the nature of these geocaches, you must actually visit the location and acquire the coordinates there before you can post. In addition, although many locations are interesting, a virtual cache should be out of the ordinary enough to warrant logging a visit.”

The ‘interesting’ thing about this cache is that it is on the pump house for the Harrogate Spa water, and allows the general public to sample the health giving waters.
Now you may have tried Harrogate Spa water from the supermarket in the little plastic bottles with the black labels… however I don’t really know where they get that water from (out of the taps I expect !) cos real Harrogate water is very high in sulphur dioxide and tastes absolutely as bad as it smells, if not worse.

There is no cache to find, no log to sign, all you need to do to claim this cache is sample the water and if possible photograph yourself doing it. Now I had been here in the summer when the plumbing was bust so there was no water, but this morning I was passing and noticed that it was now working again… so I had a quick taste – and wished I hadn’t and then as I was by myself and unable to photograph myself drinking it I had to make do with a cameraphone picture of my GPS on the pump.

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