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

Caches No’s 5302, 5303 & 5304 – The End of 2020
Sunday, 22 Nov, 2020 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5302, 5303 & 5304 – The End of 2020

I had this plan… there were plenty of Lab Caches in the area, so I could do the stages one at a time, each stage counts as a separate find, and each should then show …

Caches No’s 5279 to 5301 – A Holiday in Devon
Friday, 11 Sep, 2020 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5279 to 5301 – A Holiday in Devon

By Summer the Covid situation had eased, so when the schools went back in September Angel78 and I took a break in Devon, in a thatched cottage (called approriately Fox Cottage). Social Distancing was still …

Caches No’s 5272 to 5278 – Historic Otley Lab Caches
Sunday, 23 Aug, 2020 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5272 to 5278 – Historic Otley Lab Caches

I got a message from a relatively new cacher Doodlemaster, whom I had known in my schooldays many years ago, not seen him for over 40 odd years, but he started appearing on the Facebook …

Caches No’s 5250 to 5271 – Lockdown Lab Caches
Wednesday, 10 Jun, 2020 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5250 to 5271 – Lockdown Lab Caches

Eventually the lockdown was given an end date and we were told that businesses would be opening as normal again in mid-June so things were going to go back to what was being called ‘the …

Caches No’s 5241 to 5249 – Caching in a Time of Covid
Monday, 1 Jun, 2020 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5241 to 5249 – Caching in a Time of Covid

It may be hard to comprehend in years to come that the whole world virtually stopped in Spring 2020, and everyone was confined in their homes unless out on essential business, but that was the …

Caches No’s 5216 to 5240 – Bonn Mega Part 4
Sunday, 1 Mar, 2020 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5216 to 5240 – Bonn Mega Part 4

The last day of our Bonn trip was a long one… well our flight back wasn’t until 23:15, so we had an entire day to fill.
Matthew had worked out a plan… there were two events, …

Caches No’s 5198 to 5215 – Bonn Mega Part 3
Saturday, 29 Feb, 2020 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5198 to 5215 – Bonn Mega Part 3

The two German cachers who had come to our Mega to tell us about this Bonn Mega (Cache42Bears) also have a set of Adventure Lab caches a few miles outside Bonn, in the grounds of …

Caches No’s 5173 to 5197 – Bonn Mega Part 2
Saturday, 29 Feb, 2020 – 23:58 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5173 to 5197 – Bonn Mega Part 2

The first we heard about the Bonn Mega was at our own event in August 2018… Two German gents attended conspicuous by their full beards and told us they were having a Mega in Bonn …

Caches No’s 5167 to 5172 – Bonn Mega Part 1
Friday, 28 Feb, 2020 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5167 to 5172 – Bonn Mega Part 1

We were in a coffee shop in Manchester while we were there for the Geocoinfest in September and Kerry booked a flight to Bonn at a nice price… and was quickly followed by Alison and …

Caches No’s 5155 to 5166 – Lincoln Mega Location Revealed
Wednesday, 26 Feb, 2020 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5155 to 5166 – Lincoln Mega Location Revealed

I’m sure I have said before that following this years UKMega in Sussex the 2021 event will be in Lincolnshire, and following the many years old tradition the Lincoln Mega Committee held an event to …

Caches No’s 5134 to 5154 – Locationless Lab Caches
Thursday, 30 Jan, 2020 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5134 to 5154 – Locationless Lab Caches

After the news about the Project GC Locationless Lab Caches got spread about there was a lot of fuss in the caching community – because Geocaches were supposed to involve visiting a specific location and …

Caches No’s 5122 to 5133 – A Trip To That London
Monday, 27 Jan, 2020 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 5122 to 5133 – A Trip To That London

For a Christmas present to myself I had bought a ticket for the Tutankhamun exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London, well I’d bought two because I wasn’t going to go on a jolly alone …