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Caches No’s 1192 to 1199 – Follow the Feeder to the Ducks

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Caches No’s 1192 to 1199 – Follow the Feeder to the Ducks

More new local caches had been put out over the week, so on Monday evening I went to find them. The first couple were put out by a new cacher and were in the middle of nowhere.

14th June 2011 – Moor Style!!! GC2Y268 – cache #1192
The first cache involved a walk of almost a mile up from the highest sensible place to park on the road leading up to the top houses on the moor. The cachers did suggest parking further up the road, but the only place there was was the end of someones drive which although was probably public space had been landscaped by the home owner so I thought it wrong to park there and so I walked further.
The cache itself was a strange one, it was a glass jar (not allowed under the Geocaching.com rules) and was also in a slot in a dry stone wall (also not allowed under Geocaching.com rules) – so it was of little surprise that when I got home to log it I found that it had been ‘disabled’ on the website – presumably one of the experienced cachers who had been there earlier that day had sent their concerns to the cache reviewer. Hopefully it will be resited close by in a plastic box and be available for other cachers to find.

14th June 2011 – The Smallest Cache Ever!!! GC2Y2KH – cache #1193
The next cache was also by the same new cachers, and had been similarly disabled on the website – a strange cache in that it was in a Lego treasure chest, not exactly waterproof, and in a crack in a dry stone wall.
Also the inexperience of the cache hiders showed in the title – It’s far from the smallest cache ever, the magnetic nano’s, smaller dog collar tubes and the 5ml sample containers are all smaller

14th June 2011 – Follow the feeder Final GC2Y5D6 – cache #1194
The next five caches were a series put out by the same person who set out the Series of Ten’s caches I’d done a few days earlier, as these all had ’20’ in the name I didn’t need to find the 4 feeder caches to work out the final co-ordinates and it made sense for me to do them in a different order than that set out, so I started at the bonus cache and worked backwards from there.
The Bonus cache was hidden in a dark place in a rather gloomy wood and it was also a fairly dull evening so I had to use my mobile as a light source to find it.

14th June 2011 – Follow the feeder 4 (20) GC2Y5CH – cache #1195
This cache was easy to find as the hint mentioned something about a tree stump and there was only the one in the vicinity

14th June 2011 – Follow the feeder 3 (20) GC2Y5BZ – cache #1196
I made a meal of finding this cache, as I had read the hint, which said hidden between tree and wall, and I went sraight to the side of the road where there were several large trees – and found nothing !
When I went back to the GPS it indicated that I was on the wrong side of the road and so needed to search between the bushes that made up the hedge and the wall to find the cache… I am not sure a bush shorter than I am is worthy of being called a tree !

14th June 2011 – Follow the feeder 1 (20) GC2Y5A2 – cache #1197
It was very dark by the time I got to this cache, fortunately it was easy to find being under a pile of largish stones, the strange thing about it was that these stones were piled up inside a tree !

14th June 2011 – Follow the feeder 2 (20) GC2Y5BB – cache #1198
The last cache I found easily as it was under the steps of a stile, trouble is in the dark I couldn’t see the nettles that got me as I pulled out the box

18th June 2011 – Duck Ambush – Pannal #1 GCPQE8 – cache #1199
Saturday morning I was out and about around Harrogate and decided to go and have another look for this cache, which I had failed to find on a previous occasion.
This time I got to where the cache was, and found that I was being followed down the footpath by a chap so I kept on walking and didn’t stop until I got to the other end of the path where the Duckpond the cache was named after (and I believe originally hidden by) was
After the man had gone past I walked back to the cache site. The hint said something like ‘3 foot high’, so I assumed I was looking for a cache in a tree or bush, although I hadn’t seen the cache I just reached out to the crutch of the nearest bush and pulled out the cache.

I made a meal of finding this cache, as I had read the hint, which said hidden between tree and wall, and I went sraight to the side of the road where there were several large trees – and found nothing !
When I went back to the GPS it indicated that I was on the wrong side of the road and so needed to search between the bushes that made up the hedge and the wall to find the cache… I am not sure a bush shorter than I am is worthy of being called a tree !

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