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

Caches No’s 4561 to 4574 – GC43 Europe’s First
Sat, 15/09/18 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4561 to 4574 – GC43 Europe’s First

When we were at the event in Wales it came up that there was the possibility of a trip to Dublin at a particularly cheap ferry price of £1 each way, so Jen and I …

Caches No’s 4557 to 4560 – New Places in Skipton
Tue, 11/09/18 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4557 to 4560 – New Places in Skipton

Just before the Mega my Boss passed away, he died of a Sepsis infection caused by a cat scratch. Anyway as he was the owner and sole director of the firm we couldn’t carry on …

Caches No’s 4538 to 4556 – Up the River and Down the Canal
Sun, 9/09/18 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4538 to 4556 – Up the River and Down the Canal

Well this was a thing I had not done for a long long time… One Sunday afternoon I went geocaching, by myself. Although I had found the odd cache here and there the last time …

Caches No’s 4536 & 4537 – A Bridge Too Far ?
Sun, 2/09/18 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4536 & 4537 – A Bridge Too Far ?

September, and Hyke around Hykeham time, and no purple stall to sell stuff to raise money at.
Lincoln is about 90 miles away so can be a boring journey especially as most of it is the …

Cache No. 4535 – The Devil’s Frying Pan
Sat, 1/09/18 – 23:59 | No Comment
Cache No. 4535 – The Devil’s Frying Pan

Frying Pan Rock is part of a rock outcrop on top of the Chevin overlooking Otley.
As I can see the rock from my window at home it is perhaps a little remiss of me not …

Caches No’s 4533 & 4534 – 9 Usual Suspects
Sun, 19/08/18 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4533 & 4534 – 9 Usual Suspects

One of the nice things about spending a week camping with a bunch of geocachers is that you meet new people, form friendships with people who were until then just casual acquaintances and get to …

Caches No’s 4518 to 4532 – 2018 Yorkshire Mega part 2
Mon, 6/08/18 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4518 to 4532 – 2018 Yorkshire Mega part 2

Mega day, we had been working towards this for just over 3 years, and it was here at last… The sun shone, the cachers came, we had two thousand attendees (well we had almost 2,000 …

Caches No’s 4497 to 4517 – Yorkshire Mega Part 1
Fri, 3/08/18 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4497 to 4517 – Yorkshire Mega Part 1

And then there were no days left, Monday morning I drove up to Newby Hall with my tent and set it up ready for the fun to start…
There were all sorts of jobs that needed …

Caches No’s 4486 to 4496 – Piratemania 11
Sat, 28/07/18 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4486 to 4496 – Piratemania 11

And then all of a sudden there was just one weekend to go to the Mega – and the weather was awful, blowing a howling gale and pouring with rain – not the weekend to …

Caches No’s 4480 to 4485 – Spring and Early Summer Events
Thu, 21/06/18 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4480 to 4485 – Spring and Early Summer Events

Less than 6 months to go to the Mega and it started getting quite busy, we needed to have Committee meetings every 3-4 weeks and I had a flock of log sheep to make and …

Caches No’s 4474 to 4479 – Springtime in Portsmouth
Tue, 6/03/18 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4474 to 4479 – Springtime in Portsmouth

I have long wanted to go and see HMS Victory, which resides in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard, and one day I mentioned this to Angel78, and she said she wouldn’t mind going to see Victory and …

Caches No’s 4471, 4472 & 4473 – Three Events to Start 2018
Sat, 3/02/18 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches No’s 4471, 4472 & 4473 – Three Events to Start 2018

It’s now getting traditional that the first cache of the year is the Hogmanay event in Huddersfield, and as I have put before the only way I am going to fill the calendar grid for …