A new cache had come out last night not too far from home but I’d not had chance to dash out to find it. The next morning I took a call from Allun of the Shropshire Seekers who was at GZ and could not find the cache.
GZ is a tree in the middle of open parkland with no other trees nearby. The cache just had to be somewhere on the tree but despite Allun’s efforts and my suggestions as to sneaky hides, he could not spot it. Later in the day another cacher tried for FTF and could not find it either. The cache owner then went to check on the cache on their way home from work and said it was still in place!
Later that evening I was chatting to Allun about the cache on MSN and we could resist a trip out in the dark to go for another look for the cache.
We arrived at GZ and found the cache instantly – the hiding place stood out as we walked up. We then went the short distance for the final cache (it was a Multi) and had another instant find there too.
All very odd as Allun confirmed he’d checked the exact same hiding place for the first stage and it definitely was not there then. We called the other person to look for the cache who confirmed they had looked in the same place and not seen the first stage.
Was it there or not earlier in the day? I don’t know: two experienced cachers could not spot it but the cache owner says it was there all along. Very strage. At least we managed a FTF though.