Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Caching in Dorset

"We're going to Dorset over Easter" I announced to Mr QC. I reasoned, "Big QC can go to the Jurrasic Coast, there is a great dinosaur museum, Little QC can play on the beach and we can camp...oh, and it gets us a new county on our caching map."
So, we headed off with half of England to the south coast where we pitched our tent, ate fish and chips, went to the sea, visited dinosaur museums and cached!

Little QC and I went round a 6 mile series called Piddletrenthide. It was the hardest series I've ever done, even without a buggy it would have been hard work! It was a brilliant series though with lots of different hides. The views from the tops of the hills were amazing, well worth being caked in sweat for!

Another day we took in the Symondsbury series. This was just under 3 miles and had 15 caches on it. It was a lovely walk and just the right distance for Big QC. The bonus of a lovely village pub was found at the end of the series!

Our geocaching map is beginning to fill up a bit. I feel a trip to Sussex happening this summer! We do have a trip up North planned so no doubt we'll fill a few more counties in.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Well done Big QC!

A few months ago, Big QC asked if she could have her own caching account. I agreed, set one up and she started logging whatever she found. Then, Big QC met a top cacher who suggested she backdate all her finds from the time we first started caching. I spent a few hours doing this for her one evening....she'd found a few more than I had estimated!

On Sunday, Big QC logged her 900th find. Considering she has just turned 6 and has been caching for 13 months, she has done brilliantly.

Caching in Kenya

We are just back from a week in Kenya, we all had a fantastic break. We went on a 2 day safari, visited some local parks, went on a glass bottomed boat, swam, ate and grabbed a cache!

We picked up one cache whilst we were there. There are only 43 caches in the entire country, of which some are half way up mountains or in the back of beyond. There are quite a few caches that haven't been found in years or ones that have been muggled.

We picked a safe bet of an EarthCache. We found the cache about 10 miles from our hotel so we took the chance....and thankfully, we hit all the requirements and the cache was bagged.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

How are the TBs getting on?

How are our travel bugs getting on?

Little Dolphin has travelled 14,000miles and is now in Tasmania.
Marmalade is now in California, having travelled 5500 miles so far.
Vendee Gem is in France somewhere!
Para who was aiming for Australia seems to be missing.
Mountain Panda is in the West Midlands in a cache that looks out to the Welsh mountains.

I have a new TB (a cake), it is sitting in a Gatwick TB hotel.

The Devil

There is a cache that has been on my list of 'caches I must find' called The Devil (GC25VW5). It is a puzzle cache, the puzzle answer will take you to the first of 3 micros. Once you have all 3 micros then you can work out the final co-ordinates for the cache. The walk was around Devils Punchbowl near Lambourn, we measured it at just over 6 hilly miles!

This was one of the most satisfying caches we have found and well worth the walk. It is a shame that there haven't been many other finders of this fantastic cache.


It was Mothers' Day last weekend, so I got a day off! I headed down to LittleCombe for a series of 5 miles and 24 caches, backing onto the circuit was the Pertwood Bonaza walk- 4 miles and 24 caches. I walked both, did a few drive bys and hey presto...2006 caches!

It was a personal record breaking day, I managed 57 caches which was my best in one day, this gave me my highest total for one week.

Both series were lovely and I highly recommend both.