Isaac does not start his new school until Wednesday so I thought I’d take his mind off it by going out to clear up some of our closest to home not founds today (Monday). We were going to start with the 14 new Granville Country Park caches and I’d arranged to meet up with the cache owners, Wild Goosey and Nozi Parkers, so we could all go round together.
We arrived at the parking spot to a call from the cache owners, who were going to be slightly delayed. We agreed myself and Isaac would make a start on the caches and then we could speak again when the cache owners arrived to arrange for somewhere to meet up.
Off we set along a very familiar path as I came down here to a FTF on a cache that got muggled after about 4 finds ages ago. The first cache was up a bank and a lovely big ammo box. This was to set the tone for the nice big caches we would find all the way round the old mining area that makes up the Country Park.
Several quick finds ensued before we got a call off the cache owners – they had just parked behind our Jeep. We arranged to meet up at the next cache and off we set. We got there first so I sent Isaac into the bushes to find the cache. We’d just put it back when everyone came round the corner – great to see you all again.
We’re glad we had the cache owners with us for the next two caches as they were both deep in bushes (150ft or more) and pretty hard to get to. The easiest ways in were pointed out to us, which made for slightly easier going. On the way we also bumped into Allun from the Shropshire Seekers – great to see you again too.
A few more quick finds were had, whilst chatting away about caching as we went. We’d then finished the caches in this area so said our goodbye’s to the cache owners and headed off in the Jeep for the final 4 caches in the series, which are easier to get to by driving a bit closer.
On the way to the last caches in the series we passed the local Naturist Camp so I had to explain to Isaac what went on there. He looked at me blankly as he could not understand why someone would want to wander round with no clothes on.
The final 4 caches were easy finds and with the series completed, we decided to head off for some sandwiches at Isaac’s Grandparents who live in nearby Blymhill.
After dinner we picked up a quick drive-by in Bishops Wood (where Mrs Bolas Heathens went to primary school) and then headed off for a few more caches. Nothing too taxing here apart from one in Lilleshall which was almost certainly on private land, which made us feel very uncomfortable going for it (but not that uncomfortable we did not find it!).
Some time during the day (I won’t say when as I don’t want to give any clues as to the location), we also went for the final of the Big Farmer Giles series. We’d worked out the necessary co-ords surprisingly easily last night – again, I won’t say how as that would ruin it for others. We arrived at the location and soon had the two sets of numbers we needed to get found. A handy bench was nearby so we stopped to try and work out the final twist in the cache.
After a while we had some co-ords which looked half plausible and were not too far away. We were not that confident they were the right ones but we thought we’d have a look anyway. As we arrived, plenty of hint items were there, so it looked promising. Indeed it was and we soon pulled the ammo box out of it’s hidey hole.
A nice few hours out caching, some really nice caches and some of them done in great company too. Perfect!