Yesterday afternoon 3 more caches in an ever expending series around the Gnosall area came out. I’d been out in Stafford most of the morning so needed to get my head down and catch up with work so did not dash out to find them (it was raining as well ;-)).
By mid-evening they still had not been found, so I raised Allun from the Shropshire Seekers on MSN to see if he fancied a trip out to look for them. Much more interesting than watching the Political Debate on BBC1 too ;-). Needless to say we were both on our way to Gnosall very quickly.
The first cache was a quick find and in a place I’d literally almost driven past this morning on the way back from Stafford, an hour before they were published! A nice FTF. Off we set for the second cache…
The second cache was a short walk over a field and into some woods. We soon realised the co-ords were a bit off as the lowest they would go was 35ft, with the GPSr’s pointing into an (obviously) private field. To add to our woes it was starting to go dark and there was no cache size or hint on the cache page. This was never going to be easy!
Needless to say we checked everywhere and could not spot the cache so gave up and moved on to the third new cache and had a quick find and another FTF. On the way back we returned for a second look at the cache we could not find and still could not spot it.
When I got home I emailed the cache owner to check we were in the right kind of area – we were. I thus returned this morning and could not believe it when I spotted the cache in the foilage as I walked up to the area where the distance to go minimised. How the heck we missed it last night in the dark as we’d been within 1.5ft of it last night, but looking at the obvious tree in the other direction to the cache!
That’s the third of three FTF’s :-).