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Caches No’s 2227 to 2232 – A Flash Mob and a Few Drinks

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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 pub meet had been arranged for later in the evening, though due to a Craft Fair taking place in the pub there was a gap of about 90 minutes between the two.

1st December 2012 – Sneeky Peeker GC41KQC – cache #2227
This is another cache that I can just about see my house from now the leaves are off the trees…
I saw this come up on Tuesday evening, and I went down and had a look on Wednesday only to find that the council workmen were hard at rest right next to the cache…
On Saturday morning though there was no trouble with people being near the cache. It was easy to spot it from the clue, however I did feel a bit conspicuous retrieving and replacing it on a bright sunny ┬ámorning, the garden square it’s hidden in does have houses on two sides and it is next to the main road with houses on the other side

1st December 2012 – BOTTLING VIEW GCRQ2B – cache #2228
Off to Harrogate for the Flash Mob event, I got there a little early so decided to stop off and get a cache. There was a surprisingly dry path to the cache considering that the fields on either side were standing in water.
The cache itself was hidden in some stones which were the remains of an old wall, if it hadn’t been for seeing part of the Geocaching green sticker on the container I would have ignored it !

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1st December 2012 – What a Christmas Racket!!! GC40YC6 – cache #2229
The descritption said ”
This is a FLASH MOB event and everyone should come and join us for some festive singing! THE ONLY THING IS ……… each group of cachers will be singing a DIFFERENT song to the others!
So we should have a medley of Christmas harmony!
DON’T SAY “BAH HUMBUG, I CAN’T SING”! Come along and have fun!”

I put on my Bah Humbug hat and did no singing !

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1st December 2012 – A knight in the woods GC24YT1 – cache #2230
After the flash mob we had 90 minutes to kill before the evening event, so a group of us decided to go and find the Harrogate night cache. Night caching involves using torches to shine on reflective ‘Fire Tacks’ which only reflect light back if you are pointing the light directly at them. We found a lot of the tacks, but not all, fortunately we had Goldfish58 with us who had found the cache before so knew the general route of the trail so we got to the end and found the cache

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1st December 2012 – Badger wood capsule GC3W882 – cache #2231
After the night cache we decided to go and find this one as it was roughly in the same area… We had a few run-ins with Orienteerers doing their night orienteering run, but eventually (and with Goldfish58’s help) we got to where the cache was, which was quickly spotted… maybe with the restricted view in a torch beam it was easy to spot the cache. As the tallest of us it was my task to retrieve the cache, which wasn’t as hard as it at first looked (Goldfish58 logged she took 25 minutes to find it… took me about 25 seconds !)

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1st December 2012 – Few drinks GC412MC – cache #2232
After an hour or so of wandering around in the woods in the dark it was nice to get indoors into somewhere warm and have a pleasant evening talking geocaching

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