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Caches No’s 2092 to 2129 – The Number of the Beast Challenge
Wednesday, 31 Oct, 2012 – 17:07 | No Comment
Caches No’s 2092 to 2129 – The Number of the Beast Challenge

Another aspect of Geocaching that I haven’t explored before are Challenge Caches. These are caches that although you are given the co-ordinates you can only log if you have completed a particular caching challenge, be …

Cache No 2091 – International Earthcache Day
Wednesday, 31 Oct, 2012 – 14:32 | No Comment
Cache No 2091 – International Earthcache Day

The first Sunday of ¬†Earth Science Week is International Earthcache Day (sounds all very American to me !) a day when cachers celebrate by going out and finding an Earthcache. These are not like other …

Caches No’s 2089 and 2090 – Two New Ones
Wednesday, 31 Oct, 2012 – 14:11 | No Comment
Caches No’s 2089 and 2090 – Two New Ones

As I had been getting a few FTF’s lately when a local cache was published late one evening up on Ilkley Moor I decided that I would set off to work early and go and …

Caches No’s 2087 and 2088 – Knaresborough Flash Mob
Wednesday, 31 Oct, 2012 – 13:56 | No Comment
Caches No’s 2087 and 2088 – Knaresborough Flash Mob

6th October 2012 – Wear a Hat for Jack – FLASH MOB ! GC3W2T8 – cache #2087
A Flash Mob is becoming a popular type of Cacher’s Meeting, and there were some very suspicious looking characters …

Caches No’s 2069 to 2086 – A Jacaru Puzzle Cache Day
Wednesday, 31 Oct, 2012 – 13:04 | No Comment
Caches No’s 2069 to 2086 – A Jacaru Puzzle Cache Day

A Jacaru Puzzle Cache Day ?
A few weeks ago I generated a PQ of unfound puzzle caches, and the fourth nearest where I live was Jacaru’s five star puzzle GC3QPR1 – Kryptos, which I solved …

Caches No’s 2066, 67 & 68 – Three F.T.F.’s
Wednesday, 31 Oct, 2012 – 12:01 | No Comment
Caches No’s 2066, 67 & 68 – Three F.T.F.’s

There are some people who rush out to be First To Find on any new cache that appears in the area, it’s something I’ve never really bothered with – in fact I don’t even know …

Cache No 2065 – GC196WD St Robert
Wednesday, 31 Oct, 2012 – 11:39 | No Comment
Cache No 2065 – GC196WD St Robert

22nd September 2012 – St Robert GC196WD – cache #2065
One of the other guys I was on holiday with, Joe, has moved up to the other side of Leeds from Birmingham and joined a social …

Cache No. 2064 – GC3QPR1 Kryptos
Wednesday, 31 Oct, 2012 – 11:27 | No Comment
Cache No. 2064 – GC3QPR1 Kryptos

After rushing to get to 2,000 caches for the Mega Event I found I had lost a bit of enthusiasm for just going out and getting large numbers of caches, my trip around Burn Airfield …

Caches No’s 2052 to 2063 – Gran Canaria Caching
Wednesday, 31 Oct, 2012 – 10:58 | No Comment
Caches No’s 2052 to 2063 – Gran Canaria Caching

Summer holiday time again, and unlike last year where I was in the cache desert of Turkey, this year I went to Gran Canaria where geocaches appear to be common, but appearances aren’t always what …

Trackable No.3 – The Penny Drops
Friday, 12 Oct, 2012 – 21:48 | No Comment
Trackable No.3 – The Penny Drops

This trackable tag was a FTF reward from ‘The Lambs @ 9’ for being FTF on their the 5* puzzle cache GC3HXM8 – The Impossible Enigma.
The tag is attached to an old 1966 penny and …

Caches No’s 2032 to 2051 – Cycling around Burn Airfield
Tuesday, 9 Oct, 2012 – 19:54 | No Comment
Caches No’s 2032 to 2051 – Cycling around Burn Airfield

RAF Burn opened in 1942. It’s first major Bomber Command squadron was No. 431, a squadron made up of Canadian airmen, flying Wellington bombers. 431 left in 1943. In 1944 578 Squadron moved in to …

Caches No’s 2028 to 2031 – International Geocaching Day
Tuesday, 9 Oct, 2012 – 19:53 | No Comment
Caches No’s 2028 to 2031 – International Geocaching Day

The 3rd Saturday every August is International Geocaching Day, the Saturday nearest the anniversary of the start of geocaching as a hobby – when the US Military took off the deliberately introduced error into the …