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Caches No’s 4536 & 4537 – A Bridge Too Far ?
Sunday, 2 Sep, 2018 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4536 & 4537 – A Bridge Too Far ?

September, and Hyke around Hykeham time, and no purple stall to sell stuff to raise money at.
Lincoln is about 90 miles away so can be a boring journey especially as most of it is the …

Cache No. 4535 – The Devil’s Frying Pan
Saturday, 1 Sep, 2018 – 23:59 | No Comment
Cache No. 4535 – The Devil’s Frying Pan

Frying Pan Rock is part of a rock outcrop on top of the Chevin overlooking Otley.
As I can see the rock from my window at home it is perhaps a little remiss of me not …

Caches No’s 4533 & 4534 – 9 Usual Suspects
Sunday, 19 Aug, 2018 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4533 & 4534 – 9 Usual Suspects

One of the nice things about spending a week camping with a bunch of geocachers is that you meet new people, form friendships with people who were until then just casual acquaintances and get to …

Caches No’s 4518 to 4532 – 2018 Yorkshire Mega part 2
Monday, 6 Aug, 2018 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4518 to 4532 – 2018 Yorkshire Mega part 2

Mega day, we had been working towards this for just over 3 years, and it was here at last… The sun shone, the cachers came, we had two thousand attendees (well we had almost 2,000 …

Caches No’s 4497 to 4517 – Yorkshire Mega Part 1
Friday, 3 Aug, 2018 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4497 to 4517 – Yorkshire Mega Part 1

And then there were no days left, Monday morning I drove up to Newby Hall with my tent and set it up ready for the fun to start…
There were all sorts of jobs that needed …

Caches No’s 4486 to 4496 – Piratemania 11
Saturday, 28 Jul, 2018 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4486 to 4496 – Piratemania 11

And then all of a sudden there was just one weekend to go to the Mega – and the weather was awful, blowing a howling gale and pouring with rain – not the weekend to …

Caches No’s 4480 to 4485 – Spring and Early Summer Events
Thursday, 21 Jun, 2018 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4480 to 4485 – Spring and Early Summer Events

Less than 6 months to go to the Mega and it started getting quite busy, we needed to have Committee meetings every 3-4 weeks and I had a flock of log sheep to make and …

Caches No’s 4474 to 4479 – Springtime in Portsmouth
Tuesday, 6 Mar, 2018 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4474 to 4479 – Springtime in Portsmouth

I have long wanted to go and see HMS Victory, which resides in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard, and one day I mentioned this to Angel78, and she said she wouldn’t mind going to see Victory and …

Caches No’s 4471, 4472 & 4473 – Three Events to Start 2018
Saturday, 3 Feb, 2018 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4471, 4472 & 4473 – Three Events to Start 2018

It’s now getting traditional that the first cache of the year is the Hogmanay event in Huddersfield, and as I have put before the only way I am going to fill the calendar grid for …

Caches No’s 4468, 4469 and 4470 – The End of 2017
Sunday, 31 Dec, 2017 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4468, 4469 and 4470 – The End of 2017

2017 was pretty much like 2016 in that I only got three more smileys in the year after the Mega (as opposed to 160 or so I got from Essex mega to the end of …

Caches No’s 4465, 4466 & 4467 – Three Norfolk Caches
Sunday, 5 Nov, 2017 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4465, 4466 & 4467 – Three Norfolk Caches

Every Autumn since the mid 80’s I have spent a weekend with Friends in a caravan park at Hunstanton, Norfolk.
This year, the 30 somethingth time we have done this was different, in that we were …

Caches No’s 4461 to 4464 – Three More Events
Sunday, 1 Oct, 2017 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4461 to 4464 – Three More Events

After the Devon Mega things got back to normal, no caching trips, just events.