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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 …

Caches No’s 5078 to 5086 – Autumn Caches and Events
Wednesday, 27 Nov, 2019 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5078 to 5086 – Autumn Caches and Events

For the first time since 1986 I didn’t go to Norfolk for a weekend in the Autumn… Angel78 wasn’t interested in going this year so after 34 years of going and drinking too much and …

Caches No’s 5047 to 5077 – GeoCoinFest Sunday
Sunday, 8 Sep, 2019 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5047 to 5077 – GeoCoinFest Sunday

So, after another good nights sleep in the hotel it was back into Manchester for some more caching and for the Flash Mob event… bit of an issue getting into town as the Corporation were …

Caches No’s 5020 to 5046 – GeoCoinFest Saturday
Saturday, 7 Sep, 2019 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5020 to 5046 – GeoCoinFest Saturday

GeoCoinFest Europe is a traveling Mega event celebrating geocoins, tags, and trackables and made it’s way to celebrate in Manchester. This is an indoor event that is set up similar to a trade show where …

Caches No’s 5007 to 5019 – GeoCoinFest Friday
Friday, 6 Sep, 2019 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5007 to 5019 – GeoCoinFest Friday

The Annual European Geocoinfest is a Mega event all about Geocoins… something I have no interest at all in – well in the 10 years I have been caching I have paid money for exactly …

Cache No. 5006 – A Rare FTF
Tuesday, 3 Sep, 2019 – 23:59 | No Comment
Cache No. 5006 – A Rare FTF

I haven’t had an FTF for many years, July 2014 was my last, cache #3316 En Route Through Otley, but when a new multi cache popped up in Ilkley I thought I would go and …

Caches No’s 4998 to 5005 – The 5,000th Cache
Sunday, 1 Sep, 2019 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4998 to 5005 – The 5,000th Cache

So, after an extended caching session the previous evening I set off down to Lincoln

Caches No’s 4969 to 4981 – The Streak
Saturday, 31 Aug, 2019 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4969 to 4981 – The Streak

For the last few years Groundspeak have come up with odd ways to keep people caching over the summer, they do this by having events that if you complete them they give you a ‘souvenir’ …