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A Cache a Day… Caches No’s 289 – 294

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A Cache a Day… Caches No’s 289 – 294

March 21st 2010 – Yeadon Pub Crawl GC1HM8B – Cache #289
A multicache that no-one had been to for about a year, the co-ordinates of which were to be found by answering questions about local pubs. I had collected the clues over the previous couple of weeks, and had had one go at finding the cache already, however my mathematical skills had let me down and although I had come up with co-ordinates that led me to a footpath that matched the hint it was the wrong footpath.
Sunday night by torchlight I ventured down the right footpath and found the cache safe and sound. Does that count as my first night cache ?

March 22nd 2010 – Wharfedale In a Roundabout Way – FINAL GC24TJY – Cache #290
Monday, A multicache put out on Saturday for the meet that no-one had found yet. I’d only been to two of the four feeder caches so I only had half the co-ordinates. However, the co-ordinates I had were enough to determine which roundabout the cache was near to, and as I drive round the roundabout on my way to work every day I know there is a public footpath just next to it, and just a minute or so of looking round under the trees on this path turned up the cache, and a First to Find for me.
At this cache I collected the geocoin Meet the Father! TB13ZT9

March 23rd 2010 – Help Postman Pat – he’s lost GC24TH1 – Cache #291
Tuesday, another new puzzle/multicache put out for the meet on Saturday, the trick here was to visit the locations of three postboxes and write down the post box numbers which translate into the code for the final cache, however, putting the co-ords of the boxes in memorymap allowed me to get the addresses of the post boxes, and there are websites on the internet which list all the post box numbers referenced against addresses, so I found the numbers without leaving the house. There was a typing error in the calculation published for the final location for the cache, so I had to use a little ingenuity, the North co-ords were calculated okay and the hint identified it as being near somewhere where post office vans would be seen… ie a post office depot, so it was just a case of going to google maps aerial photographs and searching across until I found somewhere likely, in this case a footpath running behind the post office depot, the cache was quickly found when I got there… and another FTF for me

March 24th 2010 – Lest We Forget GC24THC – Cache #292
Wednesday, and a trip to a local garden of remembrance, I parked only 10yards or so away from where I parked for Childs Play 1 on Saturday, but this cache was only published on Saturday, so I didn’t have it’s details when I left home on Saturday morning.

March 25th – Aireborough in a Roundabout Way – Final GC1G2V5 – Cache #293
Thursday, I’d had the co-ordinates for this one since the beginning of last September and had driven past a couple of times with the intention of hunting for the cache only to be disuaded by people sitting on the benches eating their lunch at lunchtime… or carrying on in a more amorous fashion in the dark. In my continuing attempts to clear all the active local caches I popped along this lunchtime and quickly found the cache… like yesterday by a war memorial.

March 26th – Emmerdale Rock GC3E09 – Cache #294
Friday, and I finished off the week with another lunchtime out finding a cache. Good job I had taken my walking shoes in the car just in case, cos I realised it was going to be very muddy as ot had rained heavily in the night, and I have got mud all over the floor at work before after a lunchtime cache !

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