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Caches No’s 5302, 5303 & 5304 – The End of 2020

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Caches No’s 5302, 5303 & 5304 – The End of 2020

I had this plan… there were plenty of Lab Caches in the area, so I could do the stages one at a time, each stage counts as a separate find, and each should then show on my calendar to fill the 366 day calendar grid up… As I still had 30 days to to fill, 2 in November and the rest split over Dec and Jan, it seemed like a good way of filling the dates up, and possibly fairly easy with the likelihood of more local labs coming out as Groundspeak seemed to be handing them out like confetti.

But then, my plan was thrown into disarray by another National Covid lockdown, and I missed the next blank day 2nd December… and so I gave up on the idea for the year !
2020 was pretty much a bust for caching altogether… I registered a whole 203 cache finds…. of which 139 were finds in the first 2 months, the days before Covid… carry along at that rate and we are talking 800 or so for the year which would be good.
Of those 203 finds, only 42 had logsheets to sign, 10 were virtual or earthcaches, 10 were events (all in the first 2 months) and 141 were lab caches…

29th October 2020 – Ilkley’s Spiritual Side Lab Cache – All Saints Church – cache #5302
First of all I had to do a trial to see if the Lab Caches did show properly on the calendar grid, so I went to the nearest local one to where I work… and it did add 1 to my count for the day

15th November 2020 – WRW #1A: Bow Beck GC8QXVQ – cache #5303
And so the first of the blank calendar days, save the easy urban lab cache stages for later and go for a proper cache on my way home from work

22nd November 2020 – DMC #17: Clever Cachers! GC8QKG5 – cache #5304
I thought this one was missing on first glance, but when I dug further into the fallen leaves it was revealed

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