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Back in March last year (March 2015 that is) I was at an event in Harrogate talking to Robin (Harrogate Hunters) and Steve (Mad Yokel) – or rather I was listening to them discussing the …

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Explorer 297

Explorer Map 297 – Lower Wharfedale & Washburn Valley

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Cache No. 2350 – Last Cache of 2012
Mon, 31/12/12 – 23:59 | No Comment
Cache No. 2350 – Last Cache of 2012

31st December 2012 – Gateway to the Gate GC40H8F – cache #2350
This was my 950th and final cache of 2012 – and curiously enough has exactly the same co-ordinates as the last cache I did …

Caches No’s 2306 to 2349 – The Beswick Basic Batch
Wed, 19/12/12 – 0:05 | No Comment
Caches No’s 2306 to 2349 – The Beswick Basic Batch

Just under 4 hours from setting off and the group (Bob Adams, Goldfish58, Mel&Freddie17 and myself) had done the first circuit, we had found 51 caches with no DNF’s.
A quick stop to grab some sustenance …

Caches No’s 2255 to 2305 – JumpStart the 2nd Big Bang
Tue, 18/12/12 – 23:29 | No Comment
Caches No’s 2255 to 2305 – JumpStart the 2nd Big Bang

Wednesday night I was at the 12:12:12 event in Harrogate when Mel shouted across the room “Are you coming out with us on Sunday to do Jumpstart’s new series ? – I’ll text you the …

Cache No. 2254 – GC41E75 12.12.12 Few Drinks
Tue, 18/12/12 – 20:27 | No Comment
Cache No. 2254 – GC41E75 12.12.12 Few Drinks

The 12:12:12 souvenir commemorates the last calendar alignment this century. The 12-12-12 souvenir was awarded to anyone who logged an “Attended” for an Event Cache or a “Found it” on another cache type on December …

Cache No. 2253 – GCKMH6 Miles Apart
Tue, 18/12/12 – 20:22 | No Comment
Cache No. 2253 – GCKMH6 Miles Apart

There is a cache near me that has it’s co-ordinates on 6 Travel Bugs which circulate in Yorkshire, I had never found any of these TB’s and it didn’t seem worth the bother to go …

Caches No’s 2243 to 2252 – Not Christmas Shopping in York (Again)
Tue, 18/12/12 – 18:18 | No Comment
Caches No’s 2243 to 2252 – Not Christmas Shopping in York (Again)

Last year I wrote a post called “Caches No’s 1385 to 1394 – Not Christmas Shopping in York”, which started off “Every year I take my Mother to do some Christmas shopping in York on …

Caches No’s 2241 and 2242 – Bargain Technology From Ebay
Tue, 18/12/12 – 17:51 | No Comment
Caches No’s 2241 and 2242 – Bargain Technology From Ebay

I was on Ebay the other day, just browsing, not really having anything in mind to buy, and I got onto the GPS section as I was looking to see how much I could sell …

Caches No’s 2233 to 2240 – Local Winter Caches
Tue, 18/12/12 – 17:11 | No Comment
Caches No’s 2233 to 2240 – Local Winter Caches

After meeting other cachers you come away full of enthusiasm and so rather than my normal hibernation from caching in December I was quite keen to go out and find the local ones that had …

Caches No’s 2227 to 2232 – A Flash Mob and a Few Drinks
Tue, 18/12/12 – 16:23 | No Comment
Caches No’s 2227 to 2232 – A Flash Mob and a Few Drinks

As it was getting near Christmas a carol singing flash mob had been arranged for late Saturday afternoon in the main shopping street of Harrogate.
As Flash Mobs are only a few minutes long a normal …

Caches No’s 2224 to 2226 – Geocaches ? There’s One Under Every Rock !
Sat, 24/11/12 – 23:26 | No Comment
Caches No’s 2224 to 2226 – Geocaches ? There’s One Under Every Rock !

On Saturday evening on the Geocaching UK Facebook group, Yorkshire Taff put a posting on that he had been up on Ilkley Moor, hidden a new cache and had it turned down by the reviewers …

Caches No’s 2217 to 2223 – A Saturday Morning Shopping Trip
Sat, 24/11/12 – 23:17 | No Comment
Caches No’s 2217 to 2223 – A Saturday Morning Shopping Trip

There are a number of caches that invite you to take a walk around a town and gather clues at particular points which are combined to make up the co-ordinates of the final cache. To …

Caches No’s 2209 to 2216 – 5 Miles Out Again
Sat, 24/11/12 – 23:06 | No Comment
Caches No’s 2209 to 2216 – 5 Miles Out Again

Not being employed means that I have more time to go out caching than I have previously had, so I am gradually finding all the local caches… my aim is to get back to having …