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Caches No’s 825, 826 & 827 – Better Times

Submitted by on Tuesday, 26 October 2010No Comment
Caches No’s 825, 826 & 827 – Better Times

Saturday afternoon, and I had a bit of time to fill, so I decided to go and do somne caching, some fairly local caching – working on clearing my 6 mile radius so I headed over towards Harrogate, parked my car at the end of a road and went off to find caches, one that I knew where it was and two others that followed on from it

2nd October 2010 – Better Times – Useful GC1339W – cache #825
This first cache involved a walk of about a mile, along the road (there was nowhere sensible to park any nearer) and then across some fields, the ‘Useful’ bit of the cache title is because this cache is in a stile, I say in a stile because it is ‘in’ it, you have to take the cap of the top of the upright post to get the cache out. A neat hide

2nd October 2010 – Better Times – Useless GC133A5 – cache #826
The co-ordinates in the first cache had me retracing my steps across two fields and then walking down a third, to a point roughly half way down the field to another stile, just a stile, no fence or anything like that – the ‘Useless’ part of the cache title !
Anyway the stile is actually pretty decrepit and the cache which presumably was cleverly hidden in a false supporting strut for the footboard is now just in a bit of wood under a pile of bits of wood, it must have been another good hide in the past.

2nd October 2010 – Better Times GC1339Q – cache #827
The co-ordinates for the final part of the cache at least had me walking back towards my car, I’ m not sure where the cache should have really been hidden, the clue said ‘Decay’ and there was a rotting tree, but the cache was just placed in the open behind it, nothing covering it up and as the path came up behind the tree it was visible to everyone. I’m thinking that maybe it had a cover originally, or maybe it was hidden within the tree itself, but the tree has now decayed to the state where the hiding place has gone. Anyway I just had to hide it back where I had found it.

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