We’d enjoyed our caching on the Wirral last weekend so decided to come back this weekend to clear up some of the caches that we had left to do in the area. Last week we concentrated on the west side of the peninsula so this week we opted to cache along the east side. This side has lots of puzzle caches, but thankfully we had the co-ords for them all worked out.
The first area for the day was around the village of Willaston. There is a nice looking circular walk along with a bonus cache and also various other stand alone caches along the way. All were nice quick finds with nothing too taxing. The walk to the bonus cache was familiar as we’ve done a multi in the same area ages ago.
Next, we headed off northwards for the first puzzle caches of the day. The first was actually a multi as we had to get some numbers from a post, put them into a formula and then work out the final cache location. All nice and easy and we soon had the cache found. We then did a quick stand alone cache in the Wirral FTF series on the way to the next puzzle cache.
The next puzzle cache is one that is actually at the published co-ordinates but there is a tricky wooded puzzle in the cache that you have to solve and then post a picture of you holding it with your log. As we pulled up we could see someone sat in their car nearby and wondered if it was another cacher. Sure enough it was wirralwanderers and they already had the puzzle and were trying to put it together. We pooled our thoughts and soon had it solved.
A couple of caches later, I was furtling in some ivy looking for a cache when another car pulled up. It was The Molecachers, who were just returning the cache after signing the log in their car down the road. Great to meet you all.
We then headed off to make a start on the main puzzle cache series – the Geneaology Series. This is a set of 8 tricky puzzle caches, based around doing research on family trees. I won’t say too much about the locations on here as I don’t want to make things too easy for other cachers. I will say that we enjoyed finding each cache, with some of them very close to great views along the River Mersey and over to Liverpool city centre itself.
While we were doing this series we picked up various stand alone caches including one with a really nicely engineered hide that is in plain view but totally blends in.
Time was getting on by now so we decided to head off and find the last puzzle cache series of the day: a set of three caches set around Eastham Country Park. We’ve been here a few times caching now and always enjoy coming as it’s a lovely place for caching. The three caches are actually two caches, leading to a bonus cache. The first cache has a key to unlock the lock on the bonus ammo box and the second contains the actual co-ords of the bonus cache.
Nothing too taxing with this series either. We even managed an easy find on the co-ordinate cache as that one is in an area usually with muggles everywhere. We picked a rainy Sunday afternoon when the World Cup is on TV so the area was really quiet.
38 finds for the day and another great day out, despite the constant rain all afternoon.