3 Jan 2012

Puzzles and Christmas Caching

Firstly, happy new year. Only 3rd January and it seems that the celebrations were months ago!


My latest puzzle cache Sweethearts http://coord.info/GC3858A seems to be causing a few problems for people. It was published on 29th November and so far has only been found once. Now that I am only putting puzzles out I do find that it is much more fun getting a log occasionally than them coming in constantly. It shows that people have taken their time to work at them and makes me appreciate them more for having done so.

And so to our Christmas caching.....

The plan had been to have a quiet christmas and new year here in Nottingham, do a fair bit of caching and walking, but as the old saying goes, the best layed plans etc. Keiths Mum was taken in to hospital up in Warrington and it was touch or go for a while as to how things were going to go, so we have ended up spending quite a bit of time up there. We didn't have the GPS with us as we rushed up although we did have the phones. However, bad weather and lack of light meant no caching happened.

A couple of days before Christmas Mum was transferred over to the regional burns unit at Whiston hospital. Again this meant we spent more time visiting than anything else. However, we were determined to do a cache on Christmas Day and it just so happened that there was one not too far from the hospital car park.
Henley Park http://coord.info/GC2RNGQ was a great little hide and container. It just cemented the fact that people don't have to go to a lot of expense or trouble constructing intricate hides to plant something decent, and then beg for favourite points. A different container in a well used park, which even when the gardeners are in full flow they wouldn't locate is the kind of cache that deserved a favourite for its simplicity.

That was to be our last cache of 2011 bringing last years total finds to 428.

Yesterday saw us teaming up with stormjak to attempt a couple of new local caches that have appeared over the last few weeks. On our way to them we met up with skybluebazza who was in the area doing a few other caches. We invited him to tag along with us to bag these two new ones. They were a couple of fun caches, well worth doing if you get a chance, and both deserving of fave points as far as we were all concerned.

Checking coords

Wemnog Goes Down

I am sure that there will be some good caches from this guy over the next few months.

I have now transferred the caching interviews that I have done previously to a separate page on the blog and these will continue to be updated over the course of 2012.

That's it for this brief one.

All the very best for the coming caching year.

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