I was just settling down for the evening when up popped Allun from the Shropshire Seekers on MSN saying a new cache had just been published near Brewood. By the time I’d checked the one cache has multiplied into 4 new caches! Should we go for it knowing some very prolific FTF hounds live so much closer to it? Of course we should – beats Friday night TV anytime :-).
I picked up Allun on the way and we were soon on the M54 Brewood bound. On arriving at the parking location we half expected to see the familiar silver car we often see in these situations but it was not there.
The first cache was just by the parking area and a quick find. Even better, there was a virgin logbook :-).
We then set off down the dark bridleway for the rest of the caches. The next two were quick finds and we then had the co-ords for the final cache of the series (it was one of those sets of caches where one cache has the co-ords for the next cache etc etc). Without giving anything away, we realised we would be best going back to the Jeep and driving round to make the last cache quicker, just in case any other noctural FTF hounds were out.
On the way back to the Jeep we stopped off so Allun could find an older cache we were walking past anyway (we’d found it really early on in our caching career). As he was signing the logbook we spotted two torches coming along the path – it was Paul and Izzy of Izzy and the Lizard Kind. Fancy bumping into you two here ;-). We had a lovely chat, catching up on things as we’ve not seen them for ages.
They then carried on to number 3 of the series and we zoomed round for a quick FTF on the last one in the series.
On the way home we did a quick drive-by of a new cache in Brewood before heading off to Lodge Hill near Shifnal to bag another new cache that only came out a few days ago. This was a very nostalgic location for us as there used to be a Washers cache here that was our second or third ever find. The new cache was *very* close to where the old cache used to be hidden.
Now to get back home as it’s getting quite late. 4 FTF’s for the evening too :-).