Myself and Mrs Bolas Heathens were child-free today so planned a nice wander round our lovely county town of Shrewsbury, followed by a lovely meal out later on.
Of course, I’d noted that there was still a town center multi I needed to finish so decided to pick the stages of this off as we wandered around town. We’d actually guessed where the final cache would be as we drove in to the car park (we were totally wrong, but based on the hint alone this place absolutely has to be the cache location).
The multi takes you on a tour around the town, taking in various locations related to Charles Darwin (who was born in Shrewsbury). Mrs Bolas Heathens had been on an organised walking tour of these a few weeks ago, complete with small plays and lots of actors along the way, acting out the various stories. Our walk round was thus livened up quite a bit with tales from the organised tour.
At the last stage, in the Quarry, we bumped into some friends from our local village so stopped for a chat before getting the final details, plotting the cache location, doing a double take as it was not where I was expecting it to be, then confirming that the cache really was there!
A short walk later and a hunt around likely spots, had the cache in hand. A fun cache. The final is in sight of a new piece of public art in memory of Charles Darwin (a photo of this being constructed is above).
On the way home, instead of heading NE out of Shrewsbury, we headed off South to get the new cache at Dobbies Services on the A5. I’d heard this was a sneaky hide in plain sight and indeed it was. A great bit of engineering and a nice hide for this cacher’s first cache.