We drove down the M6 to the parking location in steady rain and donned our waterproofs, including our new waterproof trousers, which were on their first outing. We’d seen the comments on the logs about the mud on the walk and expected it to be worse today – it was!
The walk was in some really beautiful countryside and I bet it’s an absolute cracker on a sunny summer’s day, with a nice stop for a picnic part way round. Today it was still a great walk, but very wet and with tons of standing water everywhere.
All the caches were easy enough. The highlights of the walk were:
- Number 5, where GZ was under at least a foot of water, so I sent Isaac off shimmying along the fence to grab the nano.He really enjoyed the challenge.
- Number 8, where there was so much water that the track was more like a stream. The cache was the trickiest find of the walk by far.
- Number 12: we made a right hash of getting to this one and had to bushwhack our way through lots of brambles. One of these days we’ll learn to read the instructions on the cache page!
After the series was completed, the rain had stopped, so we set off to clear up some of the newer caches in the area. Lots of Sidetracked caches round here to find, along with some familiar locations from old Wykenwizard caches.
We ended the day with a run around the new M42 caches in the SE corner of Brum before heading homewards. On the way back I dropped Isaac off at his Grandparents in Blymhill as myself and Mrs Bolas Heathens are out at some friends for dinner this evening.
32 finds in total today and another fun day out that we both enjoyed.