Found: 31 Jan 2012
Fabulous. Another cache on a busy street… Actually this one was far easier than geo-daughter and I anticipated. Reading through the cache logs we’d figured out where it was even before we got there, all we had to do was watch out for the twitching of curtains from any number of houses directly across the street.
We hadn’t eaten yet, so decided it would be a good idea to take lunch along as a bit of a cover story. We grabbed some food from Fancy Fillings, the gourmet sandwich shop in Stockland Plaza. If you haven’t been there yet geo-daughter and I are seriously addicted to their toasted Chicken, Avocado and Baby Spinach Baguettes!! So off we went, lunch in hand headed for St James’ CofE.
Now call me old fashioned, but I’m really not such a fan of these modern Church buildings. The original St James which was a wooden structure erected in 1880, stood on the corner of Church and Seymour streets, it was then later rebuilt on a site in Church Street in the early 1920’s. This was a rather cool looking brick building with a grand and almost fortress-like bell tower. It was later sold off to the Church of Coles, where many a shopper came to worship and toss coins into the collection til’s. The present St James was built on the current site in Grey Street in the 1970’s, so it’s all relatively new, pointy and modern looking. Except for the large wooden cross in the parking area I probably wouldn’t easily recognise it as a Church.
We sat down to eat lunch at GZ and just as I was unwrapping my lunch, I turn to see geo-daughter already with the lid off the cache, emptying out its contents. Well, so much for waiting for me! Lots of cool stuff in this one. We sifted through before selecting a smiley face fridge magnet and dropped in a couple of swaps. Of course geo-daughter then had the nerve to complain that her Baguette had gone cold…