27 Dec 2010

Happy Christmas

Forgive Me

Just a quick apology to say forgive me readers for I have sinned. I haven't added to the blog for 3 weeks now.
I guess that you all know the reason for this, I have hardly done any caching. The weather hasn't helped, of course.

I have done four caches in  3 weeks, terrible isn't it?

The best one that I found was another FTF, called Secret Santa by caching friends Baira + Darkfonz, this was a memorable cache. The guys had loaded it with wrapped christmas gifts and labelled them, boy, girl, adult boy and adult girl. It was a really nice touch to a christmas cache. I met up just before Christmas and Steve had even been out to the cache to top it up with gifts again. There have been some good logs for this one, have a look. http://coord.info/GC2K580

Wemnog and I met up with Northking in mid December, another cold and snowy morning. We decided to go and check out the Two Anchors new series, Hills View. These were a follow up to their original Hills View series. These proved a very challenging set of caches. The first one took us an absolute age to find, and then we couldn't retrieve the cache itself, it hadn't so much frozen in the ground as something else. I can't say any more as it would give too much away!  After phoning Rob from 2A he did let us have it as a joint FTF and went to sign the log on our behalf. This is Hills View # 3 http://coord.info/GC2K580. We then looked for another in the series Hills View #2 The Sequel http://coord.info/GC2JHQG we had no luck with this one at all and will have to return at some other time to find it. After leaving Northking he did decide to go back and try to find it. After another long period of searching he was lucky and managed to get a FTF on it. The easiest one in the series to do had already been found by some other well known cachers and proved easier to find, mainly because we know the Two Anchor's style. Jeff actually had his hand on the container first. This one is called Hills View The Sequel, just having looked at it again, it is still getting DNF's on it! http://coord.info/GC2JHR1

We decided that we would do one cache on Christmas Day, well you have to don't you? We went for Mainline To London http://coord.info/GC18T1F It really hasn't been the best caching few weeks, we didn't find it. We are off to Wales for New Year, hopefully we will have a lot more finds then.

GAGB Coin Race

The GAGB coin race has really taken off, a lot of people have now registered to see what it is all about. I won't go in to too much information here, nip over to the GAGB site and have a look. http://www.gagb.co.uk/

So that's it, last blog of 2010, I hope that you all have an enjoyable New Year and that you manage to keep caching throughout the year.

Take care and.............................happy caching.

7 Dec 2010

S no W Caching and the GAGB Geocoin Race

S no W Caching

Well I guess a lot of us will have the same story. Over the last few days we haven't done any caching. It is been far too cold and most of the caches that we were wanting to do have been buried under snow! If you have been able to get out then I am very jealous.
We hope to get out this weekend, if nowt else we will be doing some drive bys, at least there are some nano's to grab out there that we haven't done yet.

GAGB Geocoin Race

Starting from January 1st, 2011 the GAGB are running a geocoin race. This is just for fun, there isn't a prize at the end of it. Basically, it is just to see how many miles a geocoin travels with you from cache to cache in twelve months. More details can be found on the GAGB website, http://www.gagb.co.uk/ and all you have to do is register a new coin on or as near as you can to January 1st. Mileage details will be updated once a week on the GAGB website.


I love driving in these conditions

I thought the colours looked good in the snow

The site of a previous cache that we have done

No caching photos this week, so I am just going to leave you with a couple of photos of us out and about.

Until next week, happy caching.