Monthly Archives: March 2011

Cache No. 1010 – He’s Fallen In The Water

22nd February 2011 – Baildon Bridge GC2NN0Y – cache #1010
Another new cache… it was Tuesday lunchtime and the cache had been hidden on Sunday, only two people had been to it before I got there.
The clue was a little confusing in that there was a large sign nearby that seemed to match one interpretation of the clue – in fact the previous finders had commented on this in their logs too. However it didn’t take me long to see where the only place the cache could be hidden was… and it was soon in my hands and photographed and signed.
The only problem then was that I had to put it back and there was someone coming so I was rushing to get it hidden away while not appearing to be doing anything to the guy walking towards me… and I obviously didn’t get the cache back correctly as it fell onto the floor and rolled about 6 inches awy from me… unfortunately 6 inches away from me was off the wall that is the river bank at this point and the cache fell 4 feet down into the water and sank out of site to a watery grave. Continue reading

Cache No. 1009 – First Weekend Away Of The Year Cache No. 1009

19th February 2011 – Pork Pie View – cache #1009
Wellingborough, on a cold wet February teatime isn’t a very exciting place, Angel78, Erik and I were just going for a little walk to stretch our legs and get a breath of fresh air. Although none of us had GPS with us, I had looked at the caches in Wellingborough before I went (there are only 3 – not too onerous a task) and so when our wanderings took us towards the church it wasn’t too hard to find the cache as I knew where it was hidden… in the ivy, and there’s only one lot of ivy around. Continue reading

Caches No’s 1005 to 1008 – Back In The Saddle Again

9th February 2011 – SideTracked – Airedale Line: Saltaire – Cache #1005
Last winter I did no caching from my 200th find when I was away in November to the first weeke in February, this winter although I managed a few caches after I had been away in November I only managed to find 1 cache in December and none at all in January (- okay I am blaming the Sciatica for keeping me off the caching trail)
So when it got to the beginning of February and there were new caches placed out within easy distance of work it was obviously time to get back on the cache trail. Continue reading


The term sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain and possibly tingling, numbness or weakness that originates in the low back and travels through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg.

The vast majority of people who experience sciatica get better with time (usually a few weeks or months) and find pain relief with non-surgical sciatica treatment. For others, however, sciatic nerve pain can be severe and debilitating.

Sciatica is often characterized by the following symptoms:

* Pain on one side of the buttock or in one leg that is worse when sitting
* Burning or tingling down the leg
* Weakness, numbness or difficulty moving the leg or foot
* A constant pain on one side of the rear
* A sharp pain that may make it difficult to stand up or to walk

Yep, I have all those…. I am debilitated. Some days just getting out of bed and getting dressed is a agonisingly painful and fatiguing process.

The worst thing is that I can’t do anything, not been to the gym for the past 2 months, not really done anything except go to work and the come home and sit down playing on the internet for that time either.
That in itself wouldn’t be too bad if I was actually doing anything, but the constant pain is causing me to have little concentration and I just can’t ‘get into’ doing anything

I was hoping it would get better in a matter of weeks, but it seems to be turning into months.

Causes – well actually I put it down to the bad posture I have sitting in my chair at work, it was there that I noticed that I was getting pains in my back last Summer and it gradually got worse and worse, but the classic sciatic pain didn’t really start until the weather got really cold in December.