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Caches No’s 3149 to 3157 – The Long Drive Home From Brean
Monday, 14 Apr, 2014 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3149 to 3157 – The Long Drive Home From Brean

All good things come to an end, and so on the Monday morning Angel78 and I said goodbye to our friends and set off home up the motorway… for all of two junctions until we …

Caches No’s 3130 to 3148 – A Visit To Wells
Sunday, 13 Apr, 2014 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3130 to 3148 – A Visit To Wells

After the hangover the day before I didn’t drink quite so much vodka the next evening and so was fit and ready to go at the time Angel78 had determined we were to set off …

Caches No’s 3121 to 3129 – Church Micros Around Brean
Saturday, 12 Apr, 2014 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3121 to 3129 – Church Micros Around Brean

The problem with drinking too much vodka is that you are good for nothing the next morning… it took me until 11:30 to be able to face eating or drinking anything, although I had been …

Caches No’s 3109 to 3120 – The Long Drive South to Brean Sands
Friday, 11 Apr, 2014 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3109 to 3120 – The Long Drive South to Brean Sands

Three out of the last four years I have made an entry that starts “I was travelling down to Brean Sands near Weston Super Mare for the weekend, so I thought I’d do a few …

Caches No’s 3104 to 3108 – Queens on the Road to the Station
Wednesday, 9 Apr, 2014 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3104 to 3108 – Queens on the Road to the Station

A new series of 3 caches and a bonus had been recently put out in Bramhope 4 miles from home which I thought I would have a go at.
First off I didn’t look for GC5074Q …

Caches No’s 3082 to 3103 – Fryston Woods & Maker Madness
Sunday, 6 Apr, 2014 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3082 to 3103 – Fryston Woods & Maker Madness

Geocaching.com had put out a message that they wanted people who were expert hiders of caches to hold ‘Maker Madness’ events to pass on their insight in hiding caches on to others. Now I don’t …

Caches No’s 3077 to 3081 – Some New Local Caches
Monday, 24 Mar, 2014 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3077 to 3081 – Some New Local Caches

As I have said on many occasions previously I’m not interested in FTF’s so I don’t bother dashing out for new caches, and when 2 caches popped up down in the town I didn’t pan …

Caches No’s 3073 to 3076 – The “Real” First Caches of the Year
Saturday, 8 Mar, 2014 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3073 to 3076 – The “Real” First Caches of the Year

At the end of January I suffered from a trapped nerve in my back, not sciatica like in 2011 but a different nerve cluster. I guess it is because I spent January sat down hiding …

Cache No. 3072 – GC4WB3C 23.01.2014 A FEW DRINKS
Thursday, 23 Jan, 2014 – 23:59 | No Comment
Cache No. 3072 – GC4WB3C 23.01.2014 A FEW DRINKS

January 2014… the wettest January since wet weather began or something like that anyway. At least living on a hill we were spared the flooding that affected the entire South of the country (well 20yds …

Caches No’s 3045 to 3071 – The Omega Series
Saturday, 14 Dec, 2013 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3045 to 3071 – The Omega Series

Another Facebook call out was for people to walk round the Omega series of caches near Silkstone (Barnsley) before the Christmas Corroboree event… As it was although many people talked about coming the threats of …

Caches No’s 3042, 3043 & 3044 – Caching on a Dark and Stormy Night
Sunday, 8 Dec, 2013 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3042, 3043 & 3044 – Caching on a Dark and Stormy Night

There was a call out on Facebook for people to join in the quest for a nightcache on Farnhill Moor – which is between Skipton and Keighley
So I met up in the dark and rain …

Caches No’s 3038 to 3041 – Sunday Morning in Harewood
Sunday, 24 Nov, 2013 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3038 to 3041 – Sunday Morning in Harewood

Harewood House, home of the Earl of Harewood, (currently the 8th Earl, 51st in line to the throne) has grounds designed by Capability Brown. There are gardens which you have to be a paying visitor …