During the week we’d seen the January Jovialities series come out to the SE of Brum and were intrigued. All the more so because the whole series deliberately did not have any hints on the caches, which sounded like a fun challenge.
On the way I was saying to Isaac that we were likely to bump into other cachers during the day as a new series with 19 caches was bound to attract people. Little did we know quite how many cacher’s we would meet. Here is a roll-call in no particular order:
- mad skier
- The Webbies
The series started off easily enough with a quick find at number 1. Next was a DNF at number 2 (we returned after completing the rest of the caches to find this one). The rest of the series was easy apart from a couple of caches, but we persevered and got them all found in the end. At one point a whole group of us used a PAF to the cache owner, who turned up on-site 15 minutes later with a replacement cache, as the original had slid too far into it’s hiding place to get at.
After that, we set off towards the M40 junction to find some caches around Dorridge before the trip home. Not a lot more to report apart from a right laugh at Busy Busy Train Spotting when we read from the clue that the cache was magnetic and then found it sneakily hidden on something you would not normally think is magnetic. Nice one!
To finish the day off, we set off to finally find the Shelley Coppice cache, along with the other two caches along the same path, one belonging to our friends The Pirates Of Shropshire. We’ve been meaning to do this one for ages so it was great to finally be able to tick it off the list.
30 finds in total and a great day with lots of geo-chats with the many cachers we bumped into.