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

Caches No’s 5216 to 5240 – Bonn Mega Part 4
Sunday, 1 Mar, 2020 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5216 to 5240 – Bonn Mega Part 4

The last day of our Bonn trip was a long one… well our flight back wasn’t until 23:15, so we had an entire day to fill.
Matthew had worked out a plan… there were two events, …

Caches No’s 5198 to 5215 – Bonn Mega Part 3
Saturday, 29 Feb, 2020 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5198 to 5215 – Bonn Mega Part 3

The two German cachers who had come to our Mega to tell us about this Bonn Mega (Cache42Bears) also have a set of Adventure Lab caches a few miles outside Bonn, in the grounds of …

Caches No’s 5173 to 5197 – Bonn Mega Part 2
Saturday, 29 Feb, 2020 – 23:58 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5173 to 5197 – Bonn Mega Part 2

The first we heard about the Bonn Mega was at our own event in August 2018… Two German gents attended conspicuous by their full beards and told us they were having a Mega in Bonn …

Caches No’s 5167 to 5172 – Bonn Mega Part 1
Friday, 28 Feb, 2020 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5167 to 5172 – Bonn Mega Part 1

We were in a coffee shop in Manchester while we were there for the Geocoinfest in September and Kerry booked a flight to Bonn at a nice price… and was quickly followed by Alison and …

Caches No’s 5155 to 5166 – Lincoln Mega Location Revealed
Wednesday, 26 Feb, 2020 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5155 to 5166 – Lincoln Mega Location Revealed

I’m sure I have said before that following this years UKMega in Sussex the 2021 event will be in Lincolnshire, and following the many years old tradition the Lincoln Mega Committee held an event to …

Caches No’s 5134 to 5154 – Locationless Lab Caches
Thursday, 30 Jan, 2020 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5134 to 5154 – Locationless Lab Caches

After the news about the Project GC Locationless Lab Caches got spread about there was a lot of fuss in the caching community – because Geocaches were supposed to involve visiting a specific location and …

Caches No’s 5122 to 5133 – A Trip To That London
Monday, 27 Jan, 2020 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5122 to 5133 – A Trip To That London

For a Christmas present to myself I had bought a ticket for the Tutankhamun exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London, well I’d bought two because I wasn’t going to go on a jolly alone …

Cache No. 5121 – Burns Night
Saturday, 25 Jan, 2020 – 23:59 | No Comment
Cache No. 5121 – Burns Night

The 25th January, a date celebrated throughout the civilised world – the date that the famous bard was born. Tradtionally folk gather, eat haggis, neeps and tatties, drink whisky and talk of times long ago, …

Caches No’s 5116 to 5120 – Project GC Lab Caches
Wednesday, 22 Jan, 2020 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5116 to 5120 – Project GC Lab Caches

Adventure Lab Caches were supposed to give people a chance to do caches where it was not possible or practical to put a physical cache…
Like Project-GC’s website !

Caches No’s 5103 to 5115 – A Day in Saltaire
Saturday, 18 Jan, 2020 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5103 to 5115 – A Day in Saltaire

Early in the year Groundspeak started inviting cachers to set their own Adventure Lab caches, at first they sent out an email asking people to apply, but later they just started sending out invitations at …

Cache No.5102 – ‘uddersfield ‘ogmanay 2020
Tuesday, 7 Jan, 2020 – 23:59 | No Comment
Cache No.5102 – ‘uddersfield ‘ogmanay 2020

The traditional first cache of the year, the trip to Huddersfield on the Tuesday on the first whole week of the year for the Hogmanay event. So off we go to the pub.

Caches No’s 5087 to 5101 – Yorkshire Christmas Fayre IV
Sunday, 1 Dec, 2019 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5087 to 5101 – Yorkshire Christmas Fayre IV

We had held a Christmas Fayre the previous three years to help raise money for the UK Mega, twice for ourselves and then last year we raised money for the Aberdeenshire Mega, this time it …