Back to Whitbarrow (my local limestone escarpment) for a seven mile, seven Geocache round with daughter Jill.
The first was in the stump of an old tree with a travelling Geocoin (Travel Bug) originating from Alaska. When I log this on the website the originator will be able to see where I next leave it. There is also a map to show the route of its wanderings across the globe.
Number three was hidden deep in a wood in a limestone grike. Caches are given names by their originators – this one was called Teddy Bear’s Picnic. A large box contained a selection of Teddies, and also another Travel Bug in the shape of a model dachshund about four inches long which gave us much amusement.
The remaining caches provided further adventure and splendid views.
The distant Lake district hills with snow.
On the last cache we were nearly muggled! Mugglers are non Geocachers who intrude on Geocacher's activities, and the secret of the cache has to be protected against these aliens.
We retired to The Derby Arms at Witherslack for a pint and some food. Here we concocted a story to pass on to the originator of the Dachshund travel bug.
The story went that after being released from the plastic box, the last visit to this Geocache being December last year, the hound’s aim was to get to the pub as quickly as possible which of course we arranged on his behalf.
The result was a little catastrophic, but perhaps predictable.