The 2018 UK Mega Event
Fri, 26/08/16 – 16:08 | No Comment

Back in March last year (March 2015 that is) I was at an event in Harrogate talking to Robin (Harrogate Hunters) and Steve (Mad Yokel) – or rather I was listening to them discussing the …

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Cache No. 4735 – The One at the NEC
Sat, 11/05/19 – 23:59 | No Comment

Cache No. 4735 – The One at the NEC

11th May 2019 – NEC and LG Arena Cache GC1M16N – cache #4735
I came down to the NEC to attend the ‘Makers Central’ exhibition, a show put on by Youtube craftspeople, and saw this cache was nearby… as other finders have said you just need to take a seat on the bench and the cache is there in front of you…

Caches No’s 4724 to 4734 – Hamburg GIGA Part 3
Mon, 6/05/19 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4724 to 4734 – Hamburg GIGA Part 3

The last couple of days of our Hamburg trip were the drive home… and as we were booked into a hotel just on the Belgian side of the border with France we decided that we …

Caches No’s 4691 to 4723 – Hamburg GIGA Part 2
Sat, 4/05/19 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4691 to 4723 – Hamburg GIGA Part 2

The GIGA, the biggest caching event I have so far been to, and it really wasn’t a very exciting event, it seemed more like an event planned to be much smaller that got out of …

Cache No’s 4681 to 4690 – Hamburg GIGA Part 1
Fri, 3/05/19 – 23:59 | No Comment
Cache No’s 4681 to 4690 – Hamburg GIGA Part 1

In Geocaching terms a Mega event is one that gets more than 500 attendees, and this used to be a rare and occasional thing, but now as people are willing to travel further and meet …

Cache No. 4680 – The Ice Lolly Cache
Sun, 28/04/19 – 23:59 | No Comment
Cache No. 4680 – The Ice Lolly Cache

Two and a bit years ago there was the Mad March Meet IX, and there I was talking to Eeee Bi Gum about the caches he had put out for the event, one of which …

Caches No’s 4673 to 4679 – Blackpool, The Big One
Wed, 24/04/19 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4673 to 4679 – Blackpool, The Big One

Jen, being an adventurous soul had seen on the web that you could climb ‘The Big One’ – Europe’s tallest roller coaster, and decided she wanted to do it… so I volunteered to go with …

Caches No’s 4663 to 4673 – The Gallivanting Club
Sat, 30/03/19 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4663 to 4673 – The Gallivanting Club

At the Leeds chat I was told about a group caching session that was happening on the following Saturday. I was supposed to be working, but circumstances changed so I had the day off and …

Caches No’s 4659 to 4662 – Four Events To Start 2019
Wed, 27/03/19 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4659 to 4662 – Four Events To Start 2019

Last years first post was called Three Events to Start 2018 – so the title was almost reused for this year, however last year the three events were in the first 5 weeks of the …

Caches No’s 4656, 4657 & 4658 – 2018 in 2018, or just 187
Mon, 31/12/18 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4656, 4657 & 4658   – 2018 in 2018, or just 187

The final day of 2018, as last year we got a souvenir for finding a cache on New Years Eve so that wasn’t the reason for going caching at all, we had a much more …

Caches No’s 4642 to 4655 – Not Unlucky in Southport
Sun, 30/12/18 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4642 to 4655 – Not Unlucky in Southport

Next day Jen and I headed for the seaside – well with a team name like ‘Life’s a Beach’ is it any wonder we often find ourselves at the seaside ?
The seaside in question this …

Caches No’s 4638 to 4641 – Filling the Wright girls D/T Grid
Sat, 29/12/18 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4638 to 4641 – Filling the Wright girls D/T Grid

In between Christmas and New Year I went down to see Jen again in Shropshire, and we managed two milestones for her, the first was in the afternoon of the day I went down, we …

Caches No’s 4629 to 4637 – Yorkshire Christmas Fayre 2018
Sun, 25/11/18 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4629 to 4637 – Yorkshire Christmas Fayre 2018

We had held a Christmas Fayre the previous two years to help raise money for our Mega, now that was over we decided to keep holding it to raise money for the next Megas – …

Cache No. 4628 – Event: For All Hallows’ Eve
Wed, 31/10/18 – 23:59 | No Comment
Cache No. 4628 – Event: For All Hallows’ Eve

31st October 2018 – Event: For All Hallows’ Eve ~ 31st October 2018 GC7YVRJ – cache #4628
A lunchtime event at Gargrave, I arrived late but it wasn’t until 10:30am that an appointment got put back …