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Caches No’s 3580 to 3583 – Three More Survey Monuments, and More

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Caches No’s 3580 to 3583 – Three More Survey Monuments, and More

Two weekends in a row I spent driving down to the West Midlands – though this journey took me down as far as Gloucestershire, is that still the West Midlands ? or is it near enough France to be the South West ?
From here there are two ways to go, West along the M62 then South along the M6 to the M5, or South on the M1 and then West on the M42 to the M5… The Sat Nav programs list them both as being exactly the same distance from here to the M42/M5 junction. So this journey I decided to set off an hour early and stop for a couple of caches on the way, well I planned more but then the traffic report had long hold-ups just before Tewkesbury so I had to stop caching and spend the spare hour sitting in traffic jams instead

1st March 2015 – Ye Ole Survey Monuments GC45CC – cache #3580
This time logging YSM336 – Greetland Wall
This was the first of the three YOSM’s I found on my journey, easy to find as I had read the page for it on Trigpointing UK so I knew it was just to the right of the Floodlight stand and 80cm from the wall – as it wasn’t too covered in (live or dead) vegetation I spotted it straight away

21st March 2015 – Ye Ole Survey Monuments GC45CC – cache #3581
This time logging YSM562 – Burtonwood
The second YOSM of the three and another easy find, it’s not hard to spot a trig pillar at the side of the road… finding somewhere to park nearby was more of a challenge, in the end a muddy field entrance had to suffice

burtonwood

21st March 2015 – Ye Ole Survey Monuments GC45CC – cache #3582
This time logging YSM012 – Daresbury
This was the third and last YOSM of the journey – and the third different type, I had found a Surface Block, a normal trig pillar and now a FBM

daresbury

21st March 2015 – N – Not in my lifetime GC3KG66 – cache #3583
Driving on south down the M6, I stopped at Sandbach Services, found a well trodden route to get over the fence, walked along the track towards the cache, spotted an obvious hiding place and there it was

nisfor

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