I’ll quote from our log on the cache, which says it all:
We’d just arrived at the Tibberton School Halloween Bingo and my iPhone pinged with a new cache notification. I could not believe it as it was only about a mile away. I left Mrs Bolas Heathens doing my bingo cards while I popped out to see if I could get FTF on the cache.
I only had my iPhone on me and getting a decent data signal was awful but eventually I managed to get the co-ords of the cache. The GPS on it was insisting I was in the middle of Warrington and would not budge so I was wondering how the heck I’d find the cache.
I pulled up around the area I thought the cache would be and had a rummage in the glove compartment. Luck was with me as our old 60CSx was at the bottom – the only problem was the rechargeable batteries in it were dead. I spotted some spare alkaline ones near to the GPS so soon had it up and running and getting a fix. I put the co-ords in and was delighted to find my guessing was right and I was 35ft from the cache.
At this point another car came down the lane and stopped short of me by about 100ft in the middle of the lane. They flashed their headlights in the way I’ve heard certain canine loving people do it😉. Oh no, and there’s me just wanting to find a tupperware box in peace. I’ve no idea what the signal for “go away” is so just turned off all my lights and hoped for the best. It must have worked as they moved on down the lane, but not before a very slow pass of the Jeep.
Once the coast was clear I jumped out, walked the short distance to GZ and had a very quick find of the nicely hidden cache.
Not long after I was back at the bingo in time for half time refreshments. No prizes were won, but I’d got a FTF on this cache so was happy enough. I decided the leave the other cache for the daytime as I was not exactly wearing boots fit for walking down a bridleway in the dark safely.