Heading for 5000
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Mon, 19/08/19 – 11:53 | No Comment

It seems to have been a long time since I reached a milestone cache – My 4,000th cache was the first ‘Meet the Mega Committee’ event we held back in January 2016, over three and …

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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

A Gentlemans Evening
Fri, 16/10/09 – 22:01 | One Comment
A Gentlemans Evening

Twenty years ago this week two of the Waffledalers, Nelly & Sherry got married. I will cover weddings in a future post, but what I want to reminisce upon today is the Gentlemans Evening we …

From Tea Shoppe to Shrubbery
Thu, 15/10/09 – 22:08 | One Comment
From Tea Shoppe to Shrubbery

So, one weekend in 1993 we found ourselves on top of the Malvern Hills. We had been brought there by Polska Paul, who was obviously of Polish descent, but came from Malvern and so took …

Bin Liners For Sale
Wed, 14/10/09 – 20:56 | One Comment
Bin Liners For Sale

I can’t actually remember where the bin liner fashion first came from, but there was a time where Bin Liners were worn a lot. The picture here was taken at a party at Wendy-woo’s house …

WASH 2008
Mon, 12/10/09 – 0:46 | No Comment
WASH 2008

The 25th Anniversary of WASH was little different to all the previous 24 – but then, that’s the way we like it !
The major difference this year was that the dates for WASH had been …

Caches Nos. 145 to 156 – The Trip to Jerusalem, I mean Nottingham
Sun, 4/10/09 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches Nos. 145 to 156 – The Trip to Jerusalem, I mean Nottingham

I was offered the chance of a free night out in Nottingham, with Dinner Dance and Hotel room all included… so I called up Angel78 and we had a night out and then did some …

WASH 2007
Fri, 2/10/09 – 21:46 | No Comment
WASH 2007

July 1st 2007 brought about the smoking ban in England. This lead to a couple of changes at Searles, a smoking shelter built outside (which protects smokers from the rain, if not the cold) and …

Tenerife – Friday Again
Tue, 29/09/09 – 0:06 | No Comment
Tenerife – Friday Again

We didn’t get up to see the first Gatwick flight or the Luton flight people off, well they left about 8.30am ! but as we had to be out of the room by 10.00 or …

Tenerife – Thursday
Mon, 28/09/09 – 23:57 | No Comment
Tenerife – Thursday

We got up late on Thursday morning and  were just going to go out for some breakfast with Adam when he called up to say that Dave had collapsed inside the bathroom… fortunately he was …

WASH 2006
Mon, 28/09/09 – 20:07 | One Comment
WASH 2006

The biggest change in the twenty-odd years I have been going to Searles happened in 2006… They swapped the toilets over !  The Ladies toilet had become the Gents and the old Gents had become …

Caches Nos. 125 to 144 – The Eccup Challenge
Sun, 27/09/09 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches Nos. 125 to 144 – The Eccup Challenge

A few miles away from where I live is the tiny village of Eccup, notable for really only one thing – giving it’s name to a reservoir. There are fotpaths all around the reservoir and …

Tenerife – Wednesday
Sun, 27/09/09 – 23:44 | One Comment
Tenerife – Wednesday

Wednesday was the daytime highlight of the week, the Siam Water Park. The Siam Park is the biggest and brightest water park on Tenerife and has some of the biggest and best slides in Europe.
After …

WASH 2005
Sun, 27/09/09 – 9:29 | No Comment
WASH 2005

Big changes at Searles for 2005 – the carpark in front of the venue was gone and the whole area roofed, right over to the reception building to form the new Plaza – also a …