The last stop of presquevu and I’s Constellations adventure, as #10 wasn’t showing on my GPSr (as it was out of service the last time I synchronised this area of the county) and the eleventh, #12, eluded us. Glad we found this one, though: our coordinates were about 14m out but the hint set us right and we soon had the cache in hand. Thanks!
presquevu was only just starting to look around, but I was right on-the-case and looking in exactly the right spot for this excellent cache. Great spot for a cache of its size! FP awarded. TFTC!
As presquevu continued our adventure around the Constellations series, we got close to this cache… only to find that we were not only in the wrong field, but on the wrong side of the road! We found ourselves a gate (and a great possible hiding place for a cache!) and made our way across the road, where we found a likely-looking footpath to get us to the GZ. But alas, as others have noted, the footpath came to a gradual halt and looks like it’s been out of service for some time.
We made our way back to the road and there found a convenient spot at which there was a gap under the fence. We slid under (unconcerned in our already-muddy state about getting a little extra dirt on us), found our way to the location, and quickly found the cache. Not a bad hiding place, all things considered… but perhaps the description and/or hint need updating to reflect the fact that it’s not so simple to get there, any more!
Excellent container: one of the best I’ve seen of its type! The lid for the container had been forced on backwards by a previous finder and way slightly stuck, but we managed to pry it loose (and returned it, of course, reassembled correctly). Despite the fact that it hadn’t rained for a couple of days, presquevu and I had already found ourselves slipping on some of the muddier slopes, but nothing could have prepared us for the muddy deluge at the nearby truck turning spot! We splashed through and found ourselves more than a little mucky, for it, but the walk was worthwhile nonetheless.
Glad to see the “danger” and “no kids” tags on this one, but presquevu and I were surprised to see that it, like the others in this series, recommend that they’ve visited on a clear night! Being out here at night, on foot, sounds to me like a good way to get hit by one of the many cars and trucks on this busy and dangerous road!
Like some others – according to the logs – we spent some time on the wrong side of the road with this one, and when we eventually opted to take the hint it didn’t help us much until we’d already given up and were about to walk away. Found the cache in the end, but that felt like a lot of effort and a great deal of danger for the payoff!
presquevu and I have been out doing the Constellations series, but took a little diversion to find this cache on our way. Innovative hiding place! TFTC.
A tougher find for presquevu and I. At first, my GPSr seemed to imply that the cache might have been on or under the obvious nearby landmark, and once we realised that we were wrong there was a reasonable amount of hacking-through-the-undergrowth required to get to the actual GZ. Nice spot for a geocache – we saw a heron and a rabbit on our walk to this point, among other wildlife.
Took a while for presquevu and I to get warmed-up and into the geocaching spirit, but we found this one without too much difficulty once we started looking in the right place.
Went out for a lovely walk with presquevu to hunt for the Constellations series. This was our first find, but the GZ was quite overgrown and it took us a while to get through to where the cache was! TFTC.
presquevu and I spent a while hunting for this, but were interrupted by curious-looking dog walkers and didn’t want to continue to look so suspicious within such close range of a school. So after this DNF, we called it a day and went to find ourselves a nice pub lunch. Thanks for the series (that which we did of it, at least): with the exception of the bit on the scary road, we had a wonderful time.
presquevu and I narrowly missed this one – we must have walked right by it – because it wasn’t sync’d to my GPSr! What a pity – looks like a great cache: we may have to come back and finish the series, starting from here.
presquevu and I were glad to get off the main road and back onto these lovely winding footpaths. Unfortunately we weren’t able to find this cache, though: it looks like some work has been done this year to repair some of the damaged fences, and we wonder if this might have affected the cache’s hiding place. :-(
Last cache on fleeblewidget and I’s walk with her baby. Wouldn’t have found it without the hint (also: not sure I agree with the size category!). Had a little explore they pressed on to Thrupp. TFTC!
Carrying on with my walk with fleeblewidget and her baby, we saw deer foraging for crab apples out
among the trees. Found the cache without difficulty (quickly guessed what we were looking for) but the log was stuck and we couldn’t extract it to sign. :-(
Lovely spot for a great hide, nonetheless. FP awarded.