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Fri, 26/08/16 – 16:08 | No Comment

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

Genealogy

My research into the various branches of my family tree

Geocaching

Stories from my Geocaching adventures

WASH

Weekends Away in Sunny Hunstanton

Wharfedale Plus

The adventures of the Waffle-Ale group

Tenerife – Saturday
Wed, 23/09/09 – 22:52 | No Comment
Tenerife – Saturday

Saturday morning started with the local tourist Rep coming and giving us the ‘Welcome Meeting’ – I don’t think she was quite prepared for a meeting with an audience of 28 people – all of …

Tenerife – Friday
Tue, 22/09/09 – 22:23 | No Comment
Tenerife – Friday

It’s strange that I had to leave home at 9.00 to get a flight at 2:45, well I had to drive to Birmingham Airport… in fact I had drive right past Birmingham Airport to go …

WASH 2002
Mon, 21/09/09 – 21:22 | No Comment
WASH 2002

Something new and WASH changing happened for 2002… Tesco’s opened right across the road from the site entrance. No more would we have to go a mile into town to Budgens (now Somerfield) to get …

Caches Nos. 123 & 124 – Tenerife
Tue, 15/09/09 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches Nos. 123 & 124 – Tenerife

My first overseas caches – the headline photograph is the view from my hotel balcony
September 15th 2009 –  Acantilados de Los Cristianos GC1766X – Cache #123
Only Mad dogs and Englishmen go caching in the noon day sun, …

Cache No. 122 – Road To Nowhere
Fri, 11/09/09 – 23:59 | No Comment
Cache No. 122 – Road To Nowhere

September 11th 2009 –  Road To Nowhere  GC1M5Z4 – Cache #81
I just had to grab another drive by cache on the way to the Airport. The cache is situated at Bassett’s Pole, on the border between …

Cache No. 121 – Busy Beaver
Thu, 10/09/09 – 23:59 | No Comment
Cache No. 121 – Busy Beaver

September 10th 2009 –  Busy Beaver  GC1WTVW – Cache #81
I just had to grab this new local cache before I went on holiday… You can see my house from here etc.etc.
From this cache I collected the Geocoin …

Caches Nos. 105 to 120 – A Busy Weekend, Day 2
Sun, 6/09/09 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches Nos. 105 to 120 – A Busy Weekend, Day 2

I still had shopping to do, so I set out again in another direction and repeated the routine of the day before…
 
September 6th 2009 – SideTracked – The Wharfedale Line – Menston  GC1G2PP – Cache#105
Hidden …

Caches No. 91 to 104 – A Busy Weekend, Day 1
Sat, 5/09/09 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No. 91 to 104 – A Busy Weekend, Day 1

I didn’t really plan for this weekend to be such a marathon caching session, I needed to go shopping to get some clothes and stuff for my holiday and all the caches were on my …

WASH 2001
Sat, 5/09/09 – 22:43 | No Comment
WASH 2001

In all my previous visits to WASH up until 2001 I had always been housed in caravans, ranging from the incredibly old and tatty and horrible 4 berth van I was put in in 1988 …

WASH 2000
Sat, 5/09/09 – 22:24 | No Comment
WASH 2000

The ducks at Hunstanton are always a source of much comment, from those who find their antics hilarious, to those who find their noisiness an irritation when trying to sleep off a hangover, to those …

WASH 1999
Sat, 5/09/09 – 21:36 | No Comment
WASH 1999

In the 1956 FA Cup Final Manchester City’s goalkeeper Bert Trautmann broke his neck but stayed on the pitch to help his team beat Birmingham 3-1 and win the cup.
This may not have a lot …

WASH 1998
Sat, 5/09/09 – 20:46 | No Comment
WASH 1998

It’s strange to look back at some of the daytime entertainment at WASH and see how much has changed… for instance in the very early days there was a competition called the ‘WASH Challenge Shield’, …