After seeing a fellow cacher and blogger (Clare from ‘Mud and Nettles’) post a picture of a few puzzles she was hoping to solve, I was intrigued.
I got The Man on the case too, and whilst he was solving all the actual puzzles I started working on the jigidi jigsaws.
After a few days hard graft (in between proper work which really gets in the way of caching), all 50 puzzles were solved and early one morning we set off on our adventure.
Luckily we happened to find a parking space right next to a cache (although it wasn’t cache number one which really upset The Man’s Virgo tendencies) and we were soon off.
The first few caches came thick and fast,
…the ground was so wet that the dew and rainwater started to permeate through my boots and I honestly though trench foot was setting in.
But obviously finding so many caches was distracting and after a while I didn’t really notice.
Luckily the sun soon came out and the wildlife also took my mind off the wet feet.
I spotted a small copper butterfly.
And a mysterious private and padlocked doorway (which you could easily walk around): Some of the things you come across when are caching are really very strange.
After a quick cup of tea (for The Man) and coffee for me on a conveniently located bench with a view, we were off again.
The next set of caches were soon in hand.
And after a very brief foray into the micro world (looking at some busy ants), we were again on our way.
I spotted another bedraggled butterfly,
…and we grabbed a couple of extra church micros (one of which had previously been a DNF (always satisfying when you find it).
Then after a short walk across part of a golf course we discovered a millennium beacon.
And then The Man found the best Mickey container of the day.
After a quick look at a dressed well,
…we grabbed another church micro and headed onwards up (literally) a green lane
…into Toft (which was a ‘thankful village’ where all the soldiers who went to fight in World War One returned)
Our last cache of the day was my favourite, a magnetic cache which had no obvious metal to attach too. As we got there it started to rain and I wasn’t hopeful that we’d find it, but eventually The Man located it and I had to give it a favourite point.
All in all it was a really good day’s caching with everyone we looked for located, signed and replaced.