We were due to drop the children off at their Grandparents near Blymhill for the afternoon, but could not resist taking in the nearby new Wheaton Aston caches while we were there.
We stopped to pick Grandpa up on the way and were soon parking up by the lovely church in Wheaton Aston. The first cache was about 40ft from where we parked and I spotted the hide as I got out of the Jeep. I kept quiet so as the children could spot it themselves (which they soon did!).
Isaac had Memory Map on the PDA so guided us off down a nearby lane, which then turned into the farm track we needed to be on for the next few caches. The first bit was very muddy but just about passable at the sides. The caches were all easy finds, which Freya especially really enjoyed.
As we approached the end of the track, the walk bent to the left and headed towards the Shropshire Union canal for the return leg back to the Jeep. As we approached the canal, there was a puzzle cache that we’d solved during the week nearby, so we stopped to find that one first.
The GPSr’s were pointing 400ft away from the canal and into some fields. Hmmm – something is not quite right here as that was not where the cache was on the map when I plotted the correct co-ords for it. Looks like I must have mis-typed a digit when I was putting the correct co-ords into GSAK – doh!
Thankfully the hint was clear and we knew we were looking for an ammo box, so a bit of searching in what I thought was roughly the area for the cache, soon uncovered the box.
The rest of the walk was up the towpath and all nice and easy caching wise. Grandpa was telling us of a swimming race he was in in the mid 1960′s, along the stretch of canal here. I don’t think I’d fancy having to swim in the murky water much.
We were soon walking down the road back to where we’d parked up, for the short drive back to the in-laws. 8 caches found and a lovely circular walk which we all enjoyed.