Heading for 5000
Mon, 19/08/19 – 11:53 | No Comment

It seems to have been a long time since I reached a milestone cache – My 4,000th cache was the first ‘Meet the Mega Committee’ event we held back in January 2016, over three and …

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Explorer 297

Explorer Map 297 – Lower Wharfedale & Washburn Valley

Genealogy

My research into the various branches of my family tree

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Stories from my Geocaching adventures

WASH

Weekends Away in Sunny Hunstanton

Wharfedale Plus

The adventures of the Waffle-Ale group

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Caches No’s 5007 to 5019 – GeoCoinFest Friday
Fri, 6/09/19 – 23:59 | No Comment

Caches No’s 5007 to 5019 – GeoCoinFest Friday

The Annual European Geocoinfest is a Mega event all about Geocoins… something I have no interest at all in – well in the 10 years I have been caching I have paid money for exactly 1 geocoin ever and designed 14 – which probably shows you how much interest I have in the things… But when the event is 50 miles away in Manchester and it’s a UK Mega I thought I would go over for the day. Read the whole story »

Cache No. 5006 – A Rare FTF
Tue, 3/09/19 – 23:59 | No Comment
Cache No. 5006 – A Rare FTF

I haven’t had an FTF for many years, July 2014 was my last, cache #3316 En Route Through Otley, but when a new multi cache popped up in Ilkley I thought I would go and …

Caches No’s 4998 to 5005 – The 5,000th Cache
Sun, 1/09/19 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4998 to 5005 – The 5,000th Cache

So, after an extended caching session the previous evening I set off down to Lincoln

Caches No’s 4982 to 4997 – Hillgorilla’s a Beast Part 2
Sat, 31/08/19 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4982 to 4997 – Hillgorilla’s a Beast Part 2

A week to go to the Manchester Geocoinfest and only 19 caches to go, which actually presented a problem, Which cache to do for the milestone and how to manipulate things so that I got …

Caches No’s 4969 to 4981 – The Streak
Sat, 31/08/19 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4969 to 4981 – The Streak

For the last few years Groundspeak have come up with odd ways to keep people caching over the summer, they do this by having events that if you complete them they give you a ‘souvenir’ …

Caches No’s 4964 to 4968 – A Midlands Day Trip
Sun, 25/08/19 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4964 to 4968 – A Midlands Day Trip

Bank Holiday Sunday, earlier in the week Angel78 had contacted me and said she wanted to do something at the weekend, so I drove down to Lichfield, and then we went on to the Churnett …

Caches No’s 4948 to 4963 – Hillgorilla’s a Beast Part 1
Sat, 24/08/19 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4948 to 4963 – Hillgorilla’s a Beast Part 1

Hillgorilla had set out a whole load of puzzle caches – puzzles which were almost all Jigidi online Jigsaw puzzles.
Jigidi puzzles have a maximum of 500 pieces, and most of Hillgorillas are 470 or so …

Caches No’s 4923 to 4947 – A Cunning Plan
Fri, 23/08/19 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4923 to 4947 – A Cunning Plan

In 2018 I found 188 caches, I had already reached this figure at Piratemania and having done 50 lab caches at Aberdeen my cache count had gone up considerably.
At Aberdeen Zoe had got to her …

Caches 4918 to 4922 – The Long Way Home From Aberdeen
Mon, 12/08/19 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches 4918 to 4922 – The Long Way Home From Aberdeen

Monday morning and the Sun was shining – where had that been for the rest of the weekend ?
After a final breakfast I set off home, firstly via Dunottar Castle, which I would have liked …

Caches No’s 4893 to 4917 – Aberdeen Sunday
Sun, 11/08/19 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4893 to 4917 – Aberdeen Sunday

Sunday morning and the weather wasn’t looking as good as it had the previous morning, so after another hearty breakfast I decided that my plan for the day was to go to the campsite and …

Caches No’s 4865 to 4892 – The Aberdeenshire Mega
Sat, 10/08/19 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4865 to 4892 – The Aberdeenshire Mega

After the rain and dismalness of Friday it was great to see that the weather on Saturday was fine and sunny. An excellent cooked breakfast in the hotel and then I was on my way …

Caches No’s 4843 to 4864 – The Trip To Aberdeen
Fri, 9/08/19 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4843 to 4864 – The Trip To Aberdeen

The Aberdeenshire Mega – what was it going to be like ? I had decided a long time ago that I wasn’t going to go for the whole week because I didn’t want to spend …

Caches No’s 4828 to 4842 – Piratemania 2019
Sat, 3/08/19 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4828 to 4842 – Piratemania 2019

Piratemania 12, my 20th Mega event in the UK, well anywhere really as the other large event I attended in Germany was a Giga.The fifth time I have been to Piratemania, and the fourth that …