Daily Archives: January 5, 2010

Geocaching in the Rain

As it happened, we did not actually get rained on! So I thought we did rather well in that regard. A DNF rate of 1/3 was not so great though.

Even though Monday looked distinctly similar to the other grey rainy days we’ve had a lot of so far this summer,  I was  badly suffering from cabin fever and it was the last of PB’s sort-of  ‘days off’, so we decided to go caching anyway. I mean, we have an umbrella for signing logbooks under, or we can dash back to the cachemobile if necessary. But it turned out that we skipped around the raindrops  and the puddles quite well and umbrellas were not needed.  

Bitsprayer and Moneydork had a bit of a cache placing spree in town recently, which was good for us as with PB on call for work, we could not go too far at all.

First we headed for this cache: GC21Q8H Where’s Thomas A quick trot across the wet grass and a few circuits around a tree, and the cache was in hand. PB feels that he has a vague memory of the train being here – I wonder where and when it disappeared.  I have to say I’ve never really paid much attention to the trees here, but they were fine specimens close up.

A Fine Specimen

Next we zoomed off to GC21Z93 Show Us Your Clock. This is a cache placed by some of our newest cachers in town, and they’ve done a good job, as we could not find it!!! We both searched a bit, then I did photographic decoy while PB had a more intensive look in some areas.  From on top of the flood wall I got a few pics of a very wild looking river, and down on the street I practiced my flower photography – and still the cache was not to be seen.

A rose by any other name...


Wild River


Our final caching stop for the day was a wee detour up a hill (sorry folks, we drove not walked!!) for a quick pick-up of a new cache in an area where we used to have the final for a puzzle. We found this one quite quickly-  GC21PWR Derek    and spared a few moments thought for the person who’s memorial cross is located nearby. Also had the chance for some photos of our ranging river from a different perspective.

View out to the Bar

Our  very final stop of the day  in town was at a local cafe for some refueling!! Hot chocolate and chocolate brownie – nice!!

Hot Chocolate