Dan Q found GL3DVXT1 Idiom cat

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The first time I saw this cache was the very first time I looked for it, weeks ago. I worked out exactly where it was, looked there, and stared right at it. I even thought to myself: “Wow, that gives me a great idea for a cache!” Little did I know but my idea WAS the idea that this cache’s creator had had…

Then today, I saw my idea implemented in a photo of another cache, on the web. “Hey,” I thought, “That was my idea.” Then the penny dropped, “Hang on… I’ve SEEN one JUST like that.” Sure enough, that was how Idiom Cat was hidden, too.

Should have brought tweezers to get at the log, though; I snapped my pen levering it out!

Dan Q found GL3DV6MJ Llanilar Station

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Wonderful cache: I love these old stations. Picked up the elephant chimes, disposed of some sweets that a previous cacher had left (they were starting to go off and were at risk of attracting animals), and left a bouncy ball, sliding puzzle, and a fresh pencil.

Dan Q found GL3DV3EE Kinky Tracks

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After wiping down my GPS to be able to see the screen in this afternoon’s pouring rain, this one turned out to be exactly where I’d have put it, too: should’ve trusted my instincts. Took the AlwaysLooking geocoin and left a Travel Bug of my own, The Oxford Scouting Party: please help it make it’s way towards Oxford!

Dan Q found GL3DV2E0 We’re Near Here

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Cache is a little exposed: so much so that when I first saw it I thought “that can’t be it – too obvious!” Great little cache container. Lovely view of where the railway track used to run toward the old bridge. TFTC.

Bridge support post.

Dan Q found GL3DV27R Kennel Bridge

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To think, I’ve lived in the area for a decade and I’ve never known about this stretch of old railway. Immediately guessed where the cache would be, and it was a little too visible so I’ve camoflaged it with some of the stuff left lying around. Great cache, thanks!

Near the geocache.


Last weekend, I found myself in Macclesfield to celebrate the engagement of Liz and Simon. Highlights in brief included:

  • Board games with the happy couple and their friends, as well as the Aberites who were present. Just like old-school Geek Nights.
  • Liz & Simon’s awesome new house. Also, their cats, one of whom took a special interest in Bryn‘s crotch for the duration of his visit.
  • Seeing people I don’t see often enough. Meeting lots of fabulous new people.
  • A surprising heavy dump of snow, tramping around in it, and attempting to sledge on a sleigh made from – by the looks of things – a plank of wood and two chair legs (not particularly successful).
  • Tasty pizza. Followed by the chef coming out to ask me how it was, presumably because I’d been overheard talking about the art of pizza making, the consistency of their dough, etc.: I’ve been eating a lot of pizza, recently, as I’ll explain in a future post.
  • Dancing until late to awful music on a knackered old sound system by a foulmouthed transvestite DJ. It’s always a pleasure to get the chance to dance with Liz, one of the few people who seems to enjoy flailing around to music almost as much as I do.
  • Brief game of I Have Never… in Liz & Simon’s kitchen, after the night out: even more “just like old times” than old-style Geek Night, for a handful of us at least.
  • A quick geocaching hike the following morning, to a handful of caches nearby.
  • Finding a pub with an amazing sign (well, I was impressed): click the pictures for larger versions.

A big thanks due to Liz and Simon for a fantastic party!


Dan Q found GL3DMBG4 Beta

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Wow, what a great cache. FTF!!! reat hiding place; I walked around for about 20 mins before I found it (not helped by the GPS-scattering effect of the nearby trees!). TFTC.

Also, there was no pencil in the cache, so I’ve left one (cut down to a tiny size to fit, obviously).