Devious! I came by for a quick hunt yesterday, but no luck, but – not wanting to be defeated! – came back again this morning for another shot at it. Like many others have logged before, it wasn’t until I started circling around before I saw the right likely hiding place. And like others, I’m sure, I was disappointed for a split second when I saw the camo and thought I’d looked in the wrong spot. But no, the cache was in my hand. Nice urban hide, TFTC.
I visited the coordinates yesterday and quickly fount the number as well as collecting the following information:
- N 37 23.340, W 121 59.198
- Garmin Montana 600
- Averaged samples over 5m55s using the Montana’s “Waypoint Averaging” feature
This morning, on my way to the second day off my conference, I swung by the cache itself. It was immediately obvious where it would be hidden, but getting to it in spite of muggles and the morning traffic was a little harder! Got there in the end. Greetings from Oxford, UK!
Turns out my earlier DNF was not for lack of dexterity but strength. I’d touched the cache, multiple times, but it hadn’t budged when I pushed it pulled it and so I’d assumed it wasn’t the cache but something fixed in place. A nagging thought as I walked away brought me back and soon the cache was in hand. SL.
No luck despite an extended hunt. Pretty confident that I know where it is, but my fingers are neither slim nor nimble enough to retrieve it.
I’m attending a conference next door so I stepped out at lunchtime – braving the heat! – to find this cache. I spent a while looking in all the wrong places but it wasn’t until I stepped way, way back that I spotted something that looked like it didn’t belong, and seconds later the cache was in my hand. (The thing it’s in contact with is painfully hot to touch in this weather, though!)
Greetings from Oxford, UK. TFTC!
My first US cache: greetings from Oxford, UK. I’m over here for a conference and a little sightseeing and as I woke early this morning (my internal clock still thinks it’s in Britain despite my incredibly long day off travelling, yesterday!) I figured I’d walk from my hotel to the conference centre and pick up a couple of caches on the way. I made a cache of my own in a similar style to this, recently (GC86MHH/OK04AC) but yours is way more resilient-looking. SL, TNLN, FP for being my first cache on this continent (and for it reminding me of one of my own!).
Second of the two caches I set out to find this morning after spending last night at nearby Wilderhope Manor to celebrate my partner’s husband’s sister’s wedding. This leg of the walk was especially beautiful, providing a fabulous view of the valley in the morning sunshine before the drizzle began, a little after 08:00. Cache was one of those where my geo-sense was tingling as soon as I was in the vicinity and the cache was soon in hand.
Cache’s pencil missing, found in bad condition nearby and returned to the container but I opted to sign the logbook with my pen rather than chance its structural stability!
Thanks for this and #6 in the series. I’d love the opportunity to return to the area and complete them all, but for now I have to get back to the Manor, have some breakfast, and begin my journey back to Oxfordshire. FP awarded for the care and attention that’s clearly gone into these caches.
After attending the wedding of my partner’s husband’s sister and their reception at the nearby National Trust/YHA property Wilderhope Manor yesterday, I woke up early this morning with an inclination to get out into the open air. Aftereffects of the previous night’s party still slowing me down, I hiked out to the cache location along the delightful Shropshire Way and found the container without difficulty. Cache is in great condition despite the recent weather. SL, TFTC.
Performed maintenance on behalf of bodleianlibraries. Cache is now ready to be found, again.
Searched at the GZ for about 10 minutes but then had to give up owing to a tight schedule (I was on my way back from my expedition to the 2019-08-01 51 -1 geohashpoint but only had limited time before I had to get on with some work in the afternoon).
Coordinates wrong. I believe they should be amended to N 51° 51.882′ W 001° 28.304′ or else the container moved.
Amazed that this hasn’t seen more footfall in its 3-month life, but part of the reason might be the inaccurate coordinates: I searched in vain for some time before reading walk tall’s log which suggested that I ought to look closer to N 51° 51.882′ W 001° 28.304′, where I found it quite quickly – suggest that the cache is moved or the coordinates amended!
A moderately easy find this afternoon while on my way back from my expedition to the nearby 2019-08-01 51 -1 geohashpoint; I needed the hint to reassure me that I was looking in the right place before I pushed my hand through the prickly bushes at the GZ. TFTC.
Found on a quick after dinner stroll with my mother from our holiday home up the road. Nice location. TFTC.