Dan Q found GC8R5ZK NANOBLITZ Pulling a Female

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The recent winds had blown this little lady clear of her hiding place and into the tree next door. Thankfully I was able to retrieve her by her tether and return her to where (it looks like) she belonged. Log starting to take on water but not in need of maintenance yet, but possibly worth replacing the seal on the container later in the year. TFTC!

Map of 52.396633,-2.176583

Dan Q found GC8R5WH NANOBLITZ Like a Rat up a Pipe

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First place I looked, but I still squeaked with delight to see the cache container! There were many options for my stop-and-cache plan on today’s journey, but I’m already glad I chose here: these caches are awesome, and that’s coming from somebody who normally hates nanos. FP awarded.

Map of 52.400483,-2.185333

Dan Q found GC8R5V9 NANOBLITZ Power Point

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On a geohashing expedition, between the 2022-02-19 52 -2 and 2022-02-20 52 -1 hashpoints, I decided to pull over and do a little geocaching. This first find was very easy – coordinates were spot on, and the container’s unusual design stood out to me. I love a good “concealed in plain sight” cache. TFTC.

Map of 52.401733,-2.183267

Dan Q found GC5VKVN Walk by the Firehouse #4

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I first tried to find this cache back in 2018, but the cache container had been destroyed leaving only a fragment of it left. Today, as I was out on a lunchtime cycle nearby anyway, I decided to come and give it another go. I’d left my primary GPSr at home so I had to use my phone, which for some reason was declaring my position to be about 22m off target (and well into the fields, based on local aerial photography!) but my memory of the hiding place – coupled with a quick check of the clue – confirmed I was looking in the right place. I don’t know if it’s hidden higher up now or if I’ve just gotten shorter but it was a bit of a stretch to reach! SL, TFTC.

Dan and his bike on Chillbridge Road, Eynsham.

Map of 51.78055,-1.389483

Dan Q couldn’t find GC9K2D0 The Footpath Wonder

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Saw the notification pop up and thought this was an obvious FTF opportunity, so me and a geokid zipped out and mounted a search. After about 20 minutes of hunting we double checked hint cache details – only a D2/T1: maybe we’re not on form today. Or maybe something else is amiss: a brand new cache by a cacher with no finds and no (other) hides, with no description and no hint? Did this perhaps get published prematurely? We’ll come back later in the week for another go, but for now this one’s a sad-face for us.

Dan and John look sad near the site of a possibly non-existent geocache.

Map of 51.754043,-1.393039

Dan Q performed maintenance for GC9EXXC Shady Seat on The Green

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I was out on a head-clearing walk anyway this evening as I waited for my computer to catch up with me on some batch processing work, so I figured I’d check on this cache, which got a DNF earlier today. The cache is in its usual place and is healthy and ready to find… but the colours of some parts of the cache container might trick the eye when seen alongside all the recently fallen autumn leaves…

Dan, in the dark, lit only by a torch.

Map of 51.749,-1.40175

Dan Q performed maintenance for GC8W7QW Forgotten Bridge

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Took a late hike out here for a maintenance checkup before winter: make sure the waterproof seal is good etc. Really creepy to walk out here alone in the night fog, silent except for the occasional startling loud bellow of a rutting muntjack!

All is good here, and I was delighted to find in the logbook perhaps my favourite ever log entry in a geocache I own… it’s from the Oxfordshire County Council Countryside Access Team!

Geocache logbook entry reading: "2/11/21 - Found during bridge inspection. Oxfordshire County Council Countryside Access Team."

Map of 51.7652,-1.390367

Dan Q found GC54MFQ (Mac)Donald Where’s Your Troosers?

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Staying at the nearby hotel I came out last night to try and find this but quickly gave up rather than poke around in the gloomy night. I’d brought a torch for exactly this kind of purpose but accidentally left it in the car… and the car key in the hotel room!

This morning, though, was much easier. The hint object – which I hadn’t even been able to see last night! – was a great clue and I was about to find a root… I mean route… to it through the undergrowth. TFTC!

Map of 52.758467,-1.926867

Dan Q performed maintenance for GC9GKJA A Fine Pair # 1625 ~ Eynsham

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Dropped by for a maintenance visit. All is well except for a discrepancy between the paper and online logs, which I’m following up with the cachers in question.

Update: I’ve verified that everybody who’s previously logged this cache online has found the cache and held the physical logbook, even if they haven’t signed the physical logbook.

Map of 51.780417,-1.373967