The Hummock Earth Cache

You all know how addicted we have become to Geocaching, well there are three caches up at The Hummock, overlooking Bundaberg. The Hummock {Earth Cache} is not a physical cache, you haven’t got any log book to pick up and sign. You do need to “prove” the owner of the cache that you checked out the boardwalk, walked up to the top to the view, read the information board down the bottom and answer the caches questions.

Well what better way to do all, then with a group of Bundaberg Homeschoolers {who all happen to be boys yesterday!!!}

The morning up at The Hummock looking at the Earth Cache, turned into a wonderful morning of learning – from reading the information that was provided with the cache story, to discussing what is grown in the area, to looking around and working out where the live Volcano would have been over a million years ago, to discussing what is grown in the area and to even drawing what each Homeschooling child had seen.

It was without a doubt a perfect way for natural learning – we covered history, science, art, PE, maths, agriculture and so much more – all in one morning. Now that is the way we love to homeschool our two younger sons.

Geocaching With Bundaberg Homeschooling Group

THE HUMMOCK LOOKOUT

Hummock Information

READING UP ABOUT THE HUMMOCK HISTORY

“The Hummock is the Weathered and Gently Eroded remains of a Small Basaltic Volcano that was active approx one million years ago. The Lava that erupted from the Hummock was very hot and fluid, and covered the area between Burnett Heads and Elliott Heads, resulting in the Basalt Boulders which line our Shores. Sir Anthony’s rest is a Rock Platform created by the South Sea Islanders for Sir Anthony, Governor of QLD, to enable him to view the Sugarcane Industry”

Standing at The Hummock

KYLE WITH ONE OF THE TRACKABLES AT THE HUMMOCK

We have two trackables at the moment, one will be leaving us in Brisbane this coming weekend. Until then we have been taking the Trackable out and about with us!

geocache trackable traveled from Sweden to Australia

KYLE WITH THE TRACKABLE THAT HAS COME FROM SWEDEN

This trackable came all the way from Sweden! Lets see how far we can travel with it 🙂

Over looking the Cane Fields from the Hummock

THE VIEW OVER LOOKS THE CANE FIELDS

Information about the area

THIS HUMMOCK LOOKOUT WAS PURCHASED AND DONATED BY RACQ

Up at The Hummock

KYLE LOVES CLIMBING WHEREVER WE ARE

Bundaberg Area

LOOKING AT THE LANDSCAPE YOU CAN SEE HOW MUCH OF BUNDABERG YOU CAN SEE

Burt Hinkler Memorial

IN MEMORY OF BURT HINKLER

“Erected to the memory of squadron leader Bert Hinkler by RACQ 1937”

The Hummock Information Board

INFORMATION BOARD AT THE BOARDWALK

Up at the Hummock Lookout

HOMESCHOOLING BOYS UP AT THE HUMMOCK LOOKOUT

Communication Tower at the Top of the Boardwalk at the earth cache

ONE OF THE COMMUNICATION TOWERS

At the Hummock Lookout

AN ABORIGINAL PAINTING ON THE WATER TANK

Learning about the Hummock

HOMESCHOOLING GROUP DRAWING THE HUMMOCK

After we walked up to The Hummock Earth Cache, we walked back down and grabbed our paper/pencils/crayons sat down and all of the boys were able to draw what they had seen, and discussed all the history of the area. It was the best “Natural way to learn” ever!

Drawing the Hummock Earth Cache

ONE OF THE HOMESCHOOLING BOYS DRAWING

The Aboriginal Tank Drawing

KYLE DID HIS HANDS TO REPRESENT THE DRAWING ON THE TANK

When we got home late last night I suggested the Choofer for cooking our dinner on, cause I love the Stir-Fry taste of a meal cooked in our wok. Kyle had the duty of making sure the fire didn’t go out, David cooked our meal, and I cleaned up. It was a wonderful way to end a great day out at The Hummock Earth Cache. We are so grateful that our boys have other homeschooling boys that they all get along with so well.

Cooking on the Choofer

KYLE DUTY WAS LOOKING AFTER THE FIRE

Have You Been To The Hummock Earth Cache?

Do you like cooking on an open fire?

Linkning up with “A Hole in My Shoe – Breakfast At Padbury’s

Cheers

Lisa

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One thought on “The Hummock Earth Cache

  • May 14, 2016 at 10:19 pm
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    We’ve been trying our hand at geo-caching, but we still haven’t quite got the hang of it. You guys are much better at finding them than we are!

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