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Caches No’s 807 to 812 – A Week of Lunchtime Caching

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Caches No’s 807 to 812 – A Week of Lunchtime Caching

While I was away on holiday the local cache hiders seemed to have a field day and I got back to find that there were several new cachers within the radius that I could get to at a lunchtime, and so at lunchtimes I went out to find them

20th September 2010 – Suki’s First Adventure GC2FBEP – cache #807
Monday, and a trip up to Yeadon to a disused railway line where I spent a few minutes searching for a cache, as usual the cache site is under trees and the GPS signal was a bit vague, but I found it eventually as the camouflaging sticks and stones were quite obvious when you got to the right spot

21st September 2010 – The Long Green One GC2FFTC – cache #808
Tuesday, and the closest cache of the new ones to where I work, but also the muddiest path to walk down to retrieve it. In fact the cache is at the end of a bridge above a huge patch of wet and squelchy mud, which I had to navigate twice as people came walking along and I had to pretend I was walking along the path, not just hanging around looking suspicious. The cache itself is indeed long and green, about a foot long in fact, and is magnetic and secured on the back of a sign which lists the names of the councillors responsible for the placing of the bridge. The clue is very descriptive in this respect, except for the fact that there are two of these plaques, one at each end of the bridge, so there’s still an element of choice even with the clue

22nd September 2010 – Bradford Beck Bridge GC2EH8Z – cache #809
Wednesday. A magnetic cache on a bridge over the old canal in Bradford, this used to be a branch of the Leeds-Liverpool canal that linked up to the mills in Bradford, but it’s now just a stream and a few deep pools. The cache was not obvious to find being a silver painted box on a silver painted bridge in a spot where you can’t see it from many angles. I actually climbed down underneath teh bridge where I could spot the cache and then climbed back up do I could reach over and retrieve it
At this cache I dropped off the Border Collie Geocoin

23rd September 2010 – Aire Footbridge No1 GC2EHD1 – cache #810
Thursday, and another magnetic cache on a bridge, this one took a little bit of finding as the GPS signal was confused by the tree cover, the metal cage of the bridge and the fact that the bridge is virtually underneath a railway viaduct. My first reading put the cache at the far end of the bridge, but in the end I found it right in the middle of the bridge.

24th September 2010 – Gateway To The Moors GC2FB2W – cache #811
Friday, and two caches left to do, the first in the gate at the side of the cattle grid on the road from Baildon Village onto Baildon Moor.
A magnetic nano, easy enough to find as it was stuck on the hinge of the gate.

24th September 2010 – Bus Stop Baffler GC2FB2P – cache #812
Quite a difficult cache to get without being observed, with it being a magnetic nano stuck on the bottom of some railings in the middle of Baildon village. I used the tying shoelaces trick to grab the cache, then walked over to the chemist, where I had to queue to get served, so in the queue I signed the log, then I used the tying the other shoelace trick to replace the cache.

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