Explorer 297

Explorer Map 297 – Lower Wharfedale & Washburn Valley

Genealogy

My research into the various branches of my family tree

Geocaching

Stories from my Geocaching adventures

WASH

Weekends Away in Sunny Hunstanton

Wharfedale Plus

The adventures of the Waffle-Ale group

Heading for 5000
Monday, 19 Aug, 2019 – 11:53 | No Comment
Heading for 5000

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 …

Caches No’s 4750 to 4759 – CITCOT & The Mini Geocoin Fair
Saturday, 22 Jun, 2019 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4750 to 4759 – CITCOT & The Mini Geocoin Fair

We have a group of cachers, who are variously known as The Galivanting Club, or CITCOT (Care in the Community on Tour). The members are the usual suspects really CoinKezza, CnJnA, Big Fish, &Ruby, Hedgehogs …

Caches No’s 4748 & 4749 – Peter in the Rushes
Friday, 21 Jun, 2019 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4748 & 4749 – Peter in the Rushes

The Hobby ? Game ? Sport ? Way of life ? of Geocaching began back on 3rd May 2000 when the first ever cache was hidden in Oregon. The first cache in the UK didn’t …

Caches No’s 4738 to 4747 – Werewolf and Whitespace
Saturday, 1 Jun, 2019 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4738 to 4747 – Werewolf and Whitespace

The most notorious puzzle caches in the North of England are Whitespace and Werewolf, these caches are over 10 years old now and still attract cachers from all over to do them. They are a …

Caches No’s 4736 & 4737 – 10 Year Anniversary
Thursday, 30 May, 2019 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4736 & 4737 – 10 Year Anniversary

I first heard about Geocaching from an ex-girlfriend back in about 2003 or 2004. Our relationship had been back in 1989-90 but we had kept in touch on and off over the intervening years. She …

Cache No. 4735 – The One at the NEC
Saturday, 11 May, 2019 – 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 …

Caches No’s 4724 to 4734 – Hamburg GIGA Part 3
Monday, 6 May, 2019 – 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
Saturday, 4 May, 2019 – 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
Friday, 3 May, 2019 – 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
Sunday, 28 Apr, 2019 – 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
Wednesday, 24 Apr, 2019 – 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
Saturday, 30 Mar, 2019 – 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 …