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mikenjess's Geoblog

May 27, 2011

The British Red Telephone Box - Weedon

By: T A G Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Other

Well this is a phone box without a phone, does that make it just a box? TFTC

May 25, 2011

REALLY SideTracked - Northampton St John's Station

By: Merlin-K Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

During a rare muggle free moment we found it quickly. TFTC

May 22, 2011

Guardian of the Cache 3 - Sian the Snake

By: catprincess Adopted by TAG Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

Perfect timing! I was on the look out for a travel bug in a cache nearby to take to Cyprus for our wedding. What did I find in your cache but a Good Luck travel bug!

Thanks for this cache in a spot with a great view.

SMILIE

Copenhagen Airport Terminal 3 (inside)

By: Elmbaek Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Nice quick find, and as it was late there were not many muggles around! TFTC

May 18, 2011

O WENDY

By: Merlin-K Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Jess has been back to this one a few times disturbing many spiders! Mike came along to help and well there is was... in the first place Jess went to after all. TFTC SMILIE

First To Find

By: Merlin-K Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Other

We knew exactly what we were looking for (tempted to hide a few of the same!) but DNF at first and had to return today. Bingo! Straight away as is usually the case with returns [:D] TFTC

May 15, 2011

COYS

By: Merlin-K Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Easy quick find on a lovely sunny day. TFTC

Boundary Fun

By: Legodude_uk Difficulty: 4.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Stood and admired the huge oak as a cover for why I was hanging around the area.... for ages! TFTC SMILIE

Grinding the Mill

By: pirate1883 (adopted by The Allotment Gardener Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

Numbers are still there. No time to complete it today but thought I'd log this in case it is helpful to others.

May 13, 2011

TRAVEL BUG AIRPORT (edition 4.0)

By: Nachtwacht Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

A few hours to spare at the airport today so had to get this one, what a great hide!

May 12, 2011

The British Red Telephone Box - Greens Norton

By: T A G Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Other

Todays cache and dash! TFTC

May 11, 2011

D'Abby's M1 view

By: Roan65 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen

Lovely. I would like to hide some like this so it's nice to see one in action. TFTC!

May 10, 2011

In A Roundabout Way 1

By: Merlin-K Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Well the GPS took me around and around, seemed it wanted to play. Saw the likely place but couldn't see the cache due to the absence of the sun, which would have been quite handy. Note to self: stick to daytime caching. Found after a good 10 minutes and was muggle free at this time. TFTC SMILIE

May 9, 2011

Church Micro 942... Passenham

By: Wavvy Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Quick find on a lovely sunny day. Took the advice of previous cachers and took the time to admire the church - lovely SMILIE TFTC!

May 8, 2011

Just Northamptonshire #018

By: The Allotment Gardener Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

Thought I would show my mum her nearest cache, good job it was an easy find! TFTC

Church Micro 125 St John the Evangelist Whitfield

By: Silver-Fox Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I thought this one was going to be near the church so went with the wrong footwear, needed wellies! TFTC

May 7, 2011

Upton Valley Way #3

By: The Allotment Gardener Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Only time for one cache today so kept it local! Log was full so found a small gap to sign it. TFTC

The Dragonlady's Valentine Cache

By: fly2live2fly Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

Jess took a bit of alone time away from the kids at the PGL centre for this one (don't worry they were well supervised!), and a quick 45 minutes to walk to the cache, find it without GPS or phone, find with relief the cache had a pen inside as she's forgotten hers, sign and get back in time for supper. Well stocked cache, great location. Can't believe it hasn't been visited for so long! TFTC [:D]

May 6, 2011

Ye Olde Bench

By: T A G Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Micro

A nice quick find. TFTC

High Point

By: T A G Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Micro

Nice easy find. TFTC

Just Off Track

By: T A G Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Micro

Looked like a natural place for a cache! TFTC

Brandy Nearby?

By: T A G Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Micro

Got here early for the FTF and was 5 hours late, will try harder next time! TFTC

The British Red Telephone Box - Little Houghton

By: T A G Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Other

Ideal for a cache and dash! TFTC

The British Red Telephone Box - Grendon

By: T A G Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Other

The second of these phone box caches, I like them. TFTC

Filling the gap

By: Scott Cache Seekers Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

The first cache today around the lake, easy find as a confidence boost! TFTC

A Cache for Charlie Brown

By: Merlin-K Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

A quick find having finished the Sywell Park series. TFTC

sywell spree

By: steve york Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Nice cache, a bit different! TFTC

Beryl's Seat

By: The Allotment Gardener Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

Nice place to sit while waiting for muggles to clear. TFTC

Milvus-Milvus, Found You At Last!

By: The Allotment Gardener Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

Did the GPS spiral into the GZ and finally got it. TFTC

Railway To The Sky

By: The Allotment Gardener Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

Quick find once the dogs taking their muggles for a walk had cleared. TFTC

Milvus-Milvus, Where Are You?

By: The Allotment Gardener Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

Bit of a search but helped at this point that I knew what to look for. TFTC

Arboretum

By: The Allotment Gardener Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

Once the grounds staff had cleared it was an easy find. TFTC

Kev's Bench

By: The Allotment Gardener Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

If you cheat like me and read the hint, it's easy! TFTC

May 5, 2011

The British Red Telephone Box - Blisworth

By: T A G Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Other

Nice quick find although briefly had to pretend to be on the phone while some muggles walked past! TFTC

D'Abby Dash #20 - Blisworth

By: Ratz42 & Roan65 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Well, parked in the area and saw the cache while still sat in the car, must be my lucky day! TFTC

May 4, 2011

Look Out Post - Dyce

By: thehaggishunter Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

A quick cache, not so much of a dash as it was a 2 mile walk back to the hotel! TFTC

Kents Hill. Pond

By: kiaora73 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

Couldn't sign the log so I took a picture of the cache on the table. TFTC!

Kents Hill. Fallen Tree

By: kiaora73 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

Saw a fair bit of cacher's trample in the nettles. Fortunately there was no need to go so far SMILIE TFTC!

ARP - Kents Hill (Milton Keynes)

By: wavvy Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I hate ivy!!! There were enormous ants crawling everywhere, too. Took a while to find because of these two and the fact that it was extremely well camoflaged [}:)] TFTC!

Childs Play Two - Off to Uni

By: JollyJax and Alibags now Heacham 13 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

Jess did this one in a skirt after work and quickly discovered how to turn a perfectly good pair of 60 denier into fishnets. Thanks! [:D]

May 3, 2011

NCN Milepost

By: Ben Nevis Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

After a long walk from the hotel was pleased it was a quick find! Tried to sign the log but it was soaking wet. TFTC

May 2, 2011

Along The Nene - Earls Barton

By: wallacewarrior Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

Followed my hunch and it was right. Easy peasy from that point on! Nice cache, TNLNSL, thanks [:D]

Upton Valley Way #5

By: The Allotment Gardener Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

Went three times to search the area for stage 1! Third time lucky [;)] Nice big cache at the end. TFTC

Flight of the Heron

By: Topsydee Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

Tidy little cache, coords were bang on. TFTC! SMILIE

Feather it!

By: The Allotment Gardener Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Tee hee very cunning idea. TFTC [:D]

Na-Nu Na-Nu ?Mork?

By: The Allotment Gardener Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Micro

Oh Mork you rotter. Looked for Mork for ages then went off to find Mindy first. When I returned to Mork the Garmin was feeling mischievous and sent me off into a swamp. "Please replace the camo" had me very confused. I climbed the tree. I scrabbled around at the bottom. I circled every tree in the vicinity, I looked high, low... then read the hint. Finally I found him but he took five times longer to find than Mindy did! TFTC [:D]

Na-Nu Na-Nu ?Mindy?

By: The Allotment Gardener Difficulty: 5.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Micro

After not finding Mork I headed off to see if I couldn't tackle Mindy anyway. Lo and behold, after a good thorough search, there she was.[^]Must admit most of the searching was in the wrong place altogether at first though [8)] TFTC!

May 1, 2011

The Departure Lounge & Bureau de Change

By: thehaggishunter Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

Took a confident step into the ditch thinking it would be dry, it wasn't! Nice easy find though TFTC

Trampled Under Foot

By: Mark & Kate64 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I really enjoyed completing your whole series today. Thanks! [:D] A pub at the end of a series to celebrate the victory! Great idea!

Aw, shame I'm driving.

Over The Hills and Far Away

By: Mark & Kate64 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

I really enjoyed completing your whole series today. Thanks! [:D] My feet, wrongly shod, were eaten alive by some ferocious stinging nettles at this one. Silly me.

Four Sticks

By: Mark & Kate64 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Other

I really enjoyed completing your whole series today. Thanks! [:D] A biker had stopped at the site when I got there. He moved on though after a brief hello... a fellow cacher perhaps??

Fool In The Rain

By: Mark & Kate64 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Other

I really enjoyed completing your whole series today. Thanks! [:D] You know I'm still waiting for the someone to double beep on the way past...

Counting Out Time

By: Mark & Kate64 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I really enjoyed completing your whole series today. Thanks! [:D] The clue to this one had me confused for a wee while. Not too long though [;)]

Night Flight

By: Mark & Kate64 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

I really enjoyed completing your whole series today. Thanks! [:D] This one was easy and swift. Didn't get the title?! but I may have been having a bit of a blonde moment [:I]

I'm Gonna Crawl

By: Mark & Kate64 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

I really enjoyed completing your whole series today. Thanks! [:D] This one made me chuckle. Big thumbs up!

Thank You

By: Mark & Kate64 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

I really enjoyed completing your whole series today. Thanks! [:D] Had to rush this as a dog walker was approaching. What a lovely sunny day today :)

The Rover

By: Mark & Kate64 Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

I really enjoyed completing your whole series today. Thanks! [:D] Thankfully big brother was looking the other way at this one.

Dazed And Confused

By: Mark & Kate64 Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Other

I really enjoyed completing your whole series today. Thanks! [:D] Nice log [:D]

Tangerine

By: Mark & Kate64 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Small

I really enjoyed completing your whole series today. Thanks! [:D] The undergrowth here had major signs of cachers trample but the most recent signature before mine was a couple of weeks old. Curious.

Thats The Way

By: Mark & Kate64 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Regular

I really enjoyed completing your whole series today. Thanks! [:D] This turned out to be a very busy junction! A learner driver gave me the most odd look.

Hots On For Nowhere

By: Mark & Kate64 Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

I really enjoyed completing your whole series today. Thanks! [:D] A nice lady parked up to see if I'd broken down!

No Quarter

By: Mark & Kate64 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

I really enjoyed completing your whole series today. Thanks! [:D] Went straight to it. Noticed a stamp and today's date - another cacher is out and about, hope to bump into them.

Communication Breakdown

By: Mark & Kate64 Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

I really enjoyed completing your whole series today. Thanks! [:D] Great mobile reception around here!!

Ramble On

By: Mark & Kate64 Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Micro

I really enjoyed completing your whole series today. Thanks! [:D] I loved the expression on this chap's face. Brilliant.

The Rain Song

By: Mark & Kate64 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Micro

I really enjoyed completing your whole series today. Thanks! [:D] The hint for this one was fabulous. I knew exactly where to go and what was going to be hidden there... and it was. Chuckled.

Bring It On Home

By: Mark & Kate64 Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Micro

I really enjoyed completing your whole series today. Thanks! [:D] This one was completely exposed (although well camoed) so I made use of some hand logoflage.

Black Dog

By: Mark & Kate64 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Other

I really enjoyed completing your whole series today. Thanks! [:D] Took far too long to find this one but enjoyed the view SMILIE

Celebration Day

By: Mark & Kate64 Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Other

I really enjoyed completing your whole series today. Thanks! [:D] Lots of potential hidey holes here!

Viz - Roger Mellie The Man On The Telly II

By: nobbyspiles Difficulty: 4.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Small

Climbing the tree was most excellent! Had a funny conversation whilst circling said tree with the farmer who drove over because he thought I was lost. "Oh, I often look lost" I said.. Nobbyspiles I have sent you a message :) TFTC

Probably..........

By: The Allotment Gardener Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Other

Mmmm beer... Easy find whilst shopping nearby. Was wearing the wrong shoes and something spiky pierced my foot; how rude.

TFTC! SMILIE

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