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Caches No’s 2028 to 2031 – International Geocaching Day

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Caches No’s 2028 to 2031 – International Geocaching Day

The 3rd Saturday every August is International Geocaching Day, the Saturday nearest the anniversary of the start of geocaching as a hobby – when the US Military took off the deliberately introduced error into the satellite system and allowed accurate GPS fixes to be used for pin point navigation

As the official Groundspeal blurb says “Geocachers unite on August 18 to celebrate International Geocaching Day. It’s a day devoted enjoying what you love – geocaching. There’s even a digital prize. Geocachers who log an “Attended” at an Event Cache or a “Found it” for another cache type on International Geocaching Day earn a souvenir for their Geocaching.com profile page. International Geocaching Day is the perfect occasion to hike with family and friends, enjoy the outdoors, and log one, two, or a dozen caches. “

18th August 2012 – no 2 URBAN MEETS RURAL caution !  GC2JCF2 – cache #2028
I was going down to Birmingham on International Geocaching Day, so I had to find an easy and quick cache to do. Fortunately I had enough time to go on a short walk on the  Northern Stratford Canal. This cache was a nice easy find behind a sign advising Caution.

18th August 2012 – no1 URBAN MEETS RURAL between two bridges GC2JG35 – cache #2029
I had to dodge around the mud a bit to get to the cache, but no problem finding it when I got to the right place

18th August 2012 – Venice, West Midlands GCJ84E – cache #2030
An Earthcache to do with a strange piece of Canal architecture… an island in the middle of a canal junction, with a signpost on top. I was out on a late night trip on the Canal, and the boat had to turn at the Junction to get into Gas Street Basin

19th August 2012 – Flat on its back – Ripon GC3K6KW – cache #2031
Next day I was out in Ripon and came across a cache on a sign that didn’t really belong where it was… I’ve seen this type of cache several times before, so it didn’t flummox me for long

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