Dan Q found GC4HW7M HR10 – Hedge Your Bets

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Skipping HR18 through HR11, we powered on down Packet Lane. Robin had come up this way yesterday – in the opposite direction – while navigating a (deliberately cryptic) map as part of the final leg of his Challenge Robin adventure, and insisted that there’d been a pub down here somewhere where he was suggesting that we stop for a pint and, perhaps, lunch. I was skeptical: I’d been monitoring his progress using The Gadget, a remote GPS-tracker I’d kitted him out with for his adventure, and from the route it’d looked like he’d taken from the (admittedly shonky) data I’d collected, I couldn’t see a pub that matched his description: he claimed it was called “The Track”, but that definitely didn’t fit.

As we made our way to this cache I continued to mock him for having found a “ghost pub” during his adventure. This was an easy find, so we signed the log and continued on our way to find this “ghost pub” (perhaps, Robin joked, they’d have a great selection of spirits…).

Map of 50.122083,-5.416483

Dan Q posted a note for GC396GZ No sarky comments please.

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Following yesterday’s Challenge Robin adventure during which I sent my partner’s brother on an extended treasure trail covering London and Penzance, we decided to have a more-relaxed day today with a gentle hike to a few geocaches (and with a pub lunch in the middle).

We didn’t have any intention of hunting for this cache, but as we passed from the remaining Baloo series to the HR caches my GPSr pinged to let me know about the proximity of this one. We were just starting to look at the clue and working out whether we could have made an attempt to solve it “in the field” when the CO happened to pass by and told us that we couldn’t: this was a puzzle to tackle back indoors. (Having come home and looked more-closely at it, I disagree: I could have gotten what I suspect is all the information I need to solve it from in the field, but most ‘cachers probably don’t carry the necessary equipment with them when they’re out and about so CO’s guidance probably still stands.) Nonetheless, we carried on with our walk and it’s only as I write this, later, that I take a cursory look at what it’d have taken to try my luck while out-and-about.

Robin and I aren’t around for much longer on this holiday, so there might not be the opportunity to solve and find this one this time around, but it’ll make the list for if I come back.

Map of 50.128667,-5.412

Dan Q found GC4HW8D HR20 – Big Histo Pot

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Not ones to be told which way to walk, we took on the HRx series only partially. And in reverse order. This mostly proved okay, except when having to remember to translate hints that said things like “right” or “left” in them by remembering that we “should” have been coming from the other direction. This first cache in our run of the series (our fourth of the day) was a quick and easy find.

Map of 50.12805,-5.414217

Dan Q found GC25CP6 Baloo’s Run – 1. Chickens

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Following yesterday’s Challenge Robin adventure during which I sent my partner’s brother on an extended treasure trail covering London and Penzance, we decided to have a more-relaxed day today with a gentle hike to a few geocaches (and with a pub lunch in the middle).

This was the second cache of our journey. After the hill from GC1EA55 we were glad of the opportunity to stop and take a break and look for this cache. The container is rather waterlogged, although the logbook is still holding up just-about. We tried to dry it out as best we could, but it’s a losing battle right now. TFTC!

Map of 50.12795,-5.402533

Dan Q found GC1EA55 Halamanning Engine House

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Following yesterday’s Challenge Robin adventure during which I sent my partner’s brother on an extended treasure trail covering London and Penzance, we decided to have a more-relaxed day today with a gentle hike to a few geocaches (and with a pub lunch in the middle).

Ruin of Halamanning Engine House

This was the first of the caches we found as we made our way down from the River Valley Caravan Park where we’d been staying and hacked our way through the damp paths to this GZ. What a remarkable ruin – one of several like it, our subsequent explorations showed, but still quite remarkable how well-concealed and overgrown it is. A beautiful spot, and well-worth the journey. FP awarded; TFTC

Map of 50.133417,-5.3985

#challengerobin is coming close to completion as Robin looks to be under a mile away and heading the right direction! https://danq.me/2018/11/09/challenge-robin-2/#waypoint-relubbus

Robin approaches Relubbus.
It might not be clear to him yet that there’s a river in the way, but I’m sure he’ll find a bridge. Or swim.

Robin’s found the fourth clue (and a devious puzzle box) in #challengerobin 2. Now can he make it to the accomodation or must I drink all the beer by myself? https://danq.me/2018/11/09/challenge-robin-2/#waypoint-cudden

#challengerobin Robin’s making slower progress up-hill now as he tries to find a mystery box identified only by its distance, like #geocaching with one eye tied behind your back, I guess. https://danq.me/2018/11/09/challenge-robin-2/#waypoint-turnpike

Sprinting along the coast, Robin threw himself into #challengerobin and made it to St. Michael’s Mount and back before the causeway was consumed by the waves. His next challenge? Find a secret location knowing only its real-time distance from him: https://danq.me/2018/11/09/challenge-robin-2/#waypoint-longrock

Robin made it to Penzance and #challengerobin can continue! Receiving his first, well second, clue, he’s racing the tide to St. Michael’s Mount and across the causeway. Can he make it? https://danq.me/2018/11/09/challenge-robin-2/#waypoint-station