The main event, Mega day itself, and it was dry and sunny and a lovely day. There were two focal points for the proceedings, the Marquee at the campsite where all prior events had taken place and the college building itself where the stallholders were to set up Continue reading
2017 Mega Day 5
Beer… a seaside village in Devon, only a few miles away from the Bicton Mega site, and you have to think that the event name ‘Swimming in Beer’ was thought of before the logistics of the event were even considered.
You see to have an event on a beach you don’t want a lot of ‘public’ around, so it had to be at 7:00 to 7:30am, and Beer doesn’t have a beach, it just has a steep pebble bank which is difficult to walk on as you sink into the pebbles at each step and pebbles are very uncomfortable to walk on Continue reading
2017 Mega, Day 4
Longest drive of the week (well apart from the journey home from the Mega) 70 miles from the South Devon coast to the North Devon coast. Unsurprisingly this was the least supported event of Mega week too, and of my ‘gang’ only Alison ‘&Ruby’ fancied it. Continue reading
2017 Mega, Day 3
Parsonage Farm just outside Iddesleigh on Dartmoor is the farm around which the book War Horse by Michael Morpurgo was set, and the daytime activity for the Wednesday of Mega Week was a trip to the farm which now has a warhorse museum and a new cache series. Continue reading
I don’t go camping at geocaching event’s – when there are nice hotels nearby, for the Kent Mega I stayed in the Premier Inn and for Peebles I stopped in the local pub !
On this trip down south I stayed at the motorway services at Brean for Piratemania and here for the Mega in Devon I was staying in a pub 3/4 of a mile from the campsite… a nice 15 minute walk along a public footpath to a proper bed with a proper bathroom and breakfast made for me every morning. Much better than camping ! Continue reading