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Caches No’s 2503 to 2514 – Doin’ the Huby Do

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Caches No’s 2503 to 2514 – Doin’ the Huby Do

The previous Saturday I had done one of the two local cache series I had been avoiding due to mud, so this time I went out to do the other. I had picked up the first cache in the series – Huby Do. The Bench – as a drive by on a snowy day in early March, it being the nearest Drive-By to home on a day that I needed to fill for the Calendar grid, so I started off with the second cache of the walk

11th May 2013 – Huby Do. Alder trees. GC3VEA6 – cache #2503
I had no problem finding the cache, but as always in this situation I felt a little self conscious fiddling around at the base of a tree in full view of anyone who cared to look out of the window of the farmhouse which was all of about 30 mtrs away.


11th May 2013 – Huby Do. Stones GC3VEAP – cache #2504
There was a suspicious looking pile of camouflage spotted as I walked down to the cache, so it was no problem finding the cache


11th May 2013 – Huby Do. Beck GC3VEB3 – cache #2505
I’m glad I left this series until the wet summer, wet autumn, and wet winter were over… there were parts of it that could have been very muddy including down here by the stream.
In the dry spring it was firm underfoot and the cache camouflage was again quickly spotted


11th May 2013 – Huby Do. Boulder GC3VEBE – cache #2506
I have said many, many times before that I like a cache where there is a convenient place to sit and sign the log… and with a name like ‘Boulder’ you know that you are likely onto a winner in this way before you even get to the cache… and indeed I used the convenient boulder as a place to sit and sign the log


11th May 2013 – Huby Do. Ash Tree. GC3VEC8 – cache #2507
Not in the first place I looked, or the second, or even the third… but on a closer inspection of the second place I looked I discovered this nicely hidden cache


11th May 2013 – Huby Do. Fence GC3VED4 – cache #2508
Again a cache that is overlooked by houses, and as the cache is hidden by a Rural Neighbourhood Watch sign I did feel a little conspicuous poking around here in what could be considered by a passer by to be a suspicious manner !


11th May 2013 – Huby Do. Phone. GC3VEDN – cache #2509
Got to the gatepost, looked all around and saw nothing so I thought ‘there’s only one place it can be then’ and soon had the cache in my hand


11th May 2013 – Huby Do. Dead Tree. GC3VEE4 – cache #2510
Walking along the path I realised that at the GZ there were two dead trees… so I went to the middle and the GPS arrow pointed me to the right one


11th May 2013 – Huby Do. Cattle. GC3VEET – cache #2511
The CO says he’s always glad to get through the gate to leave the cattle behind and recommends retrieving the cache from the far side, in my case I walked across an empty field to get to the gate and found the cattle on the other side waiting for me ! So I retrieved the cache before venturing through the gate


11th May 2013 – Huby Do. Round Hill GC3VEFB – cache #2512
Had a bit of a debate with myself about which side of the wall the path was on, chose the high side and it was correct. The cache was easy to find with the hint


11th May 2013 – Huby Do. Corner GC3VEG6 – cache #2513
A bit of a pull up the hill to get from the last cache, but an easy cache when I got there


11th May 2013 – Huby Do. Bonus GC3VEHT – cache #2514
A straightforward find when I put in the new coordinates, but I did get nettled getting the cache out of it’s hiding place


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