After we got back from our day out caching on Saturday, we’d spotted a new cache not for from home but had missed FTF as a cacher who was on his canal boat 0.5 miles from GZ got there first.
Overnight, another new cache had also been published near Woodseaves so I set off to find both this and the one that was published last night. The (mildly) annoying thing was we had been *really* close to both caches on our way home last night, but obviously not realised they were there.
Woodseaves was the first target and after parking up in the village, I headed off on foot down the PF, over a field and down to a bridge by the cache. The cache was a quick find as when there is a bridge is involved at GZ, the cache is inevitably hidden under it. The only tricky bit is working out which end of the bridge to look first (guess who always gets this wrong first time!).
Next, it was a cross-country route along some very narrow lanes to Goldstone and the second cache. I parked up by a bridge over the Shroppie and walked along the towpath past some fishing muggles to GZ.
The cache was very well hidden and I did not understand the hint, so it took me a few moments to spot it. My walking pole strikes again though as it’s great at finding caches like this, without you having to root around by hand.
This was the first hide by a new local cacher and a really nice one too. As a child, we had many a happy holiday at the caravan site behind the Wharf Tavern, just to the north of the cache. It was our favourite place to go for a few days away and always a pleasure to come back to even now.