We still had the need to find some caches after yesterday’s half-day caching in Brum so planned a trip to try and find the new Lollybob caches around Bridgnorth.
On the way, we stopped off to find the three new Rabbit Run caches on the road between Telford and Dudley. We’ve no idea what the first one was about as it was a very convoluted puzzle with multiple answers, but a bit of lateral thinking soon put us on the right tracks.
Then, it was back into Highgate Common woods for the three new Trick or Treat caches. The first one “The Legend” was a really funny container – glad no muggles saw us holding it as it would have been a tricky one to explain our way out of.
After that, a nice easy one, followed by one we could not find. We were just on the verge of giving up when we heard someone shout “what are you doing in those bushes!”. It was Diane, Ron, Billie and Ben from The Washers. Great to meet you all again. We joined forces and Isaac soon came up trumps with the cache in a place we’d not checked (as it only partially matched the hint).
The Washers were planning most of the same caches as us today, so we set off in convoy to find the rest of them.
A few easy caches later and we arrived at St Georges Flute. I won’t give away what is involved here, but suffice to say some special equipment is needed. We all set off carrying a variety of things – another one where we’d not want to meet muggles as they would wonder what the heck we were all up to.
We had great fun getting the cache, with an initial attempt ending millimetres from the cache. Second time lucky, but not before dropping some of our special equipment, which rolled down into a nearby stream. We had to be quick to rescue it!
After that, we said our goodbye’s to The Washers and headed off to Severn Valley County Park for the two new caches there. Lovely walking in this park with some great views of the big river.
On the way back home, we stopped to bag the new Earthcache in Bridgnorth and then onwards to the final cache of the day – Severn View, near Buildwas. Great views over the river from here, made all the more special by the sun setting over the hills in the background.
We were now perfectly timed to make our way to Freya’s dancing school Christmas show, which was not too far away.
A great day out, made all the better by the great company of The Washers. 19 find in total.