On Saturday, we were due to meet up with Mrs Bolas Heathens cousins and children, to go on our annual jaunt to the Symphony Hall in Birmingham to see the Police Symphony Orchestra and the children’s concert they put on for Christmas.
Myself and Isaac were dying to get some caches in, so set off first thing in the morning (not too early as we’re not morning people!) to bag as many caches as we could near the city centre before the concert.
Our main aim for the day was the Ring A Ring A Ring Road series, which is set round Brum’s middle ring road, with the bonus cache somewhere in the city centre. We’d planned to also bag the new Brummie Cut cache and a short diversion down to Bourneville along the way.
All started off well, with an easy find of the Brummie Cut cache and the first Ring Road cache. The latter was especially satisfying as we had a DNF on that one in the summer.
The next two Ring Road caches were DNF’s and we were starting to think we’d lost our touch. It turns out the first one had been muggled and we just did not look hard enough on the second – doh!
After that, we had a successful diversion to Bourneville and back, finding the new caches along the way. The only fly in the ointment was the Sidetracked cache at the University as there was nowhere to park.
We then headed off to find The Strangler’s puzzle cache, which was at a fab location not too far from the city centre.
A few more caches later, and we’d found all the Ring Road caches and had the co-ords for the bonus plotted. Time to go and see our concert now.
After the concert, we walked into the city centre for some food, but not before finding a cache right by the BBC Mailbox studios and then the bonus cache of the Ring Road series.
A good day out, but our caching itch has not been fully scratched for this week so we’re planning a trip out tomorrow as well. 20 cache finds in total.