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Caches No’s 4069 to 4075 – The Two Mega Weekend
Sunday, 31 Jul, 2016 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4069 to 4075 – The Two Mega Weekend

Piratemania is held every year on the weekend before the UKMega, Geolympix has only been held once before – in 2012, the previous Summer Olympic year. Last time they clashed by both being held on …

Caches No’s 4060 to 4068 – A Summer’s Day Caching in Norfolk
Saturday, 16 Jul, 2016 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4060 to 4068 – A Summer’s Day Caching in Norfolk

July, and my annual camping weekend in Norfolk, unlike previous years I didn’t have a detoured journey to find ‘interesting’ caches and YOSM’s on the way down – mainly beacuse I’ve travelled the route twice …

Caches No’s 4052 to 4059 – Christmas Camping in June
Sunday, 19 Jun, 2016 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4052 to 4059 – Christmas Camping in June

Another weekend, another caching event… and definitely a bit further away than I am used to as I went to the Christmas Camp event near Dawlish on Devon’s South coast – it was a long …

Caches No’s 4049 & 4051 – York and Croft Events
Sunday, 12 Jun, 2016 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4049 & 4051 – York and Croft Events

4th June 2016 –  WWFM XIII – Wear Purple For Yorkshire GC6DJ3J – cache #4049
World Wide Flash Mob time, and again the local one is held in York (I’m not sure why the dates keep …

Caches No’s 4043 to 4048 – May Caches
Wednesday, 25 May, 2016 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4043 to 4048 – May Caches

2016 was turning out to be my slowest year for finding caches – I’d started off well, 54 caches in January was by far my best year ever, but things rapidly went downhill in the …

Caches No’s 4022 to 4042 – The All things Welsh Weekend
Monday, 2 May, 2016 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4022 to 4042 – The All things Welsh Weekend

This year there was no Kent Mega at the MayDay bank holiday and although it had only been running for a couple of years I was really missing a weekend away. So when Adam said …

Caches No’s 4014 to 4021 – The Gruffalo Woods
Sunday, 24 Apr, 2016 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4014 to 4021 –  The Gruffalo Woods

Once the clocks go back and the evenings become lighter longer then there is more time in the week to go caching (there are those that go out caching in the dark with torches, but …

Caches No’s 4008 to 4013 – My 100th YOSM Location
Saturday, 16 Apr, 2016 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4008 to 4013 – My 100th YOSM Location

The East Yorks leg of our Meet the Mega Committee tour was planned for Beverley – it was to be a tea-time meeting, so that left me the rest of the day available to go …

Caches No’s 4005, 4006 & 4007 – March Caches
Sunday, 20 Mar, 2016 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4005, 4006 & 4007 – March Caches

The Mega 2018 Committee decided that as we had held our inaugural “Meet the Committee” meeting in West Yorkshire we ought to do one in North, East and South Yorkshire as well, so we could …

Caches No’s 4001 to 4004 – February Events in a Leap Year
Monday, 29 Feb, 2016 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4001 to 4004 – February Events in a Leap Year

I found six and a half times as many caches in January 2016 as I have in all the other January’s in the 6 years I have been caching put together… February on the other …

Caches No’s 3995 to 4000 – A Launch Event Milestone
Saturday, 30 Jan, 2016 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3995 to 4000 – A Launch Event Milestone

Five caches to find before my Milestone, and a 17 mile drive to the event – surely I could find enough drive-bys or near drive-bys on the way to get to 3,999 before I got …

Caches No’s 3957 to 3994 – A long day caching
Saturday, 23 Jan, 2016 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3957 to 3994 – A long day caching

It was about this time that I started thinking about my 4,000th cache milestone, we had our Mega 2018 Launch event planned for the 30th January and I thought that as a prime mover on …