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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 …

Caches No’s 3938 to 3956 – The Alverthorpe Amble
Sunday, 17 Jan, 2016 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3938 to 3956 – The Alverthorpe Amble

To further our organisation for the 2018 Mega we had a Committee meeting on a Sunday morning back at the Toby Carvery where we held the initial interest meeting. As some people were having to …

Caches No’s 3936 and 3937 – Back in the saddle again
Sunday, 10 Jan, 2016 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3936 and 3937 – Back in the saddle again

Strange to find that I haven’t used that title since 2012… I had this idea in my head that I used it for the first caches of every year, but I only used in for …

Caches No’s 3934 and 3935 – The End of the Year Show
Saturday, 12 Dec, 2015 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3934 and 3935 – The End of the Year Show

2015 was not a very good year for caching as far as my statistics are concerned. I only found 363 caches, not even one per year, certainly my lowest total of any of the 6 full …

Caches No’s 3924 to 3933 – Autumn in Hunstanton, 2015 Style
Monday, 9 Nov, 2015 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3924 to 3933 – Autumn in Hunstanton, 2015 Style

My annual Autumn trip to Hunstanton in Norfolk (see 380, 890, 1700, 2550, 2950 & 3700 caches ago) and by now I have found almost all of the reasonable caches on the route (especially as …

Caches No’s 3907 to 3923 – A Welsh Halloween Part 3
Sunday, 1 Nov, 2015 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3907 to 3923 – A Welsh Halloween Part 3

On the Sunday we had breakfast in the hotel (The Royal White Lion, as in the headline picture, our room was the left end one on the second floor) and decided to head up to …

Caches No’s 3880 to 3906 – A Welsh Halloween Part 2
Saturday, 31 Oct, 2015 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3880 to 3906 – A Welsh Halloween Part 2

Saturday morning, and after a good breakfast we decided that the itinerary for the day would be to go caching around Bala Lake, then come back to town for some lunch, then some caches near …

Caches No’s 3868 to 3879 – A Welsh Halloween Part 1
Friday, 30 Oct, 2015 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3868 to 3879 – A Welsh Halloween Part 1

When the Halloween Mega Committee announced they were having a rest this year Adam (UKCacheMag) said ‘Let’s go to the Camping thing in Wales instead’ So we did. Camping at the end of October isn’t …

Caches No’s 3865, 3866 & 3867 – Filling the 9th Month
Thursday, 29 Oct, 2015 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3865, 3866 & 3867 – Filling the 9th Month

In my continuing attempts to fill the caching calendar I had 3 more days to fill in October. I had decisions to make about which caches to go for, do I go for caches local …

Caches No’s 3856 to 3864 – Earthcache Day 2015
Sunday, 11 Oct, 2015 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3856 to 3864 – Earthcache Day 2015

The previous weekend I had found 27 caches towards my target of 172 to get to the 4,000 finds milestone cache. At that rate I would get there mid November. The next Saturday was a …

Caches No’s 3837 to 3855 – A Sunday Series Near Wetherby
Sunday, 4 Oct, 2015 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3837 to 3855 – A Sunday Series Near Wetherby

In order to get to the 4,000 cache milestone by the end of the year I needed to find 15 – 20 caches a week, and I had found 8 on Saturday afternoon, so I …

Caches No’s 3829 to 3836 – Saturday Afternoon in Skipton
Saturday, 3 Oct, 2015 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 3829 to 3836 – Saturday Afternoon in Skipton

Another thing about going to events and speaking to other cachers is that everyone goes on about achieving caching milestones, 500 caches, 1000 caches, 2000 caches etc… and I realised that although I hadn’t found …