On Friday night 14 new caches had been published along the River Rea leading into the centre of Shrewsbury. I’d not bothered with a FTF dash as I knew it would mean I’d be very late back and I had a full day’s caching on Saturday planned anyway.
On Sunday afternoon the weather looked lovely and myself and Isaac fancied a walk, so off we set. We decided to do the two caches closest to the town centre as drive-by’s before re-locating to the southern end of the walk and heading off on foot for the rest of the River Rea series.
We parked up near the first cache and headed off to find it. The clue indicated it was on a bench and as we got neear to GZ there was a family sat on this bench trying to look normal, but we could see their hands kept slipping under the bench. They just *had* to be cachers.
Our GPS indicated a different bench so we went off to grab the cache. Just as Isaac had put his hands on it, the other cachers came over. It was geowerm from Chester – great to meet you all. After a nice geo-chat they started their long walk to the bottom of the series (we’d have given them a lift but the bikes were in the back of the Jeep). We went off to get the other drive-by by Asda, which was a quick find.
Once parked up at Meole Brace, we set off on foot for the other 10 caches in the series. A nice walk ensued with quite a few ivy clad micros and one or two small sized cache containers. Once we’d got used to the cache owner’s ivy hides, they got noticeably easier and we were soon at the top of the trail, having completed all 12 caches in the series.
I mentioned there were 14 caches in total above… the other two caches were short walks and stand-alone.
The first of the two was a short walk over a golf course to another ivy clad hiding place. The second was a nice walk in a more rural setting over fields to an easy find.
All 14 caches in the bag now, so off we set for home and our Sunday roast dinner.