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mikenjess's Geoblog

Dec 30, 2011

D'Abby Dash #4 - Biddlesden

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

A quick find which was lucky as this usually quiet road suddenly became very busy! The log was too wet to sign so we took a photo as proof. Can email to the CO if needed. TFTC

The old layby

By: The forrests Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

Nice quick find. The log book had unfortunately been scribbled on by someone intent on sharing obscenities so we removed the offending pages. All clean now [:D] TFTC [:D]

Dec 29, 2011

Clem's Walk Su Doku

By: The Bramblers Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Cool puzzle [8D] Mike got the info and solved the su doku and Jess joined him on the walk to find the cache. You know sometimes you walk into a field and you look around the perimeter for the footpath signs? "I wonder where the footpath is" you wonder nice and loudly in case the land owner is nearby, perhaps including a hand to the forehead to show you are looking... Yeah, no chance of not knowing where the footpath is on this walk [:D] TFTC [:D]

Red Sauce or Brown?

By: brew-a-cache Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

Great idea for a puzzle. [:D] Another that was solved ages ago and not picked up. Finally we had the chance today. We wondered if the CO lived close by and looked out for twitching curtains [;)] TFTC [:D]

Merefield Pocket Park

By: brew-a-cache Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Glad my A level came in handy for this puzzle. Solved ages ago but we hadn't got around to finding the cache yet so we set off again today. We must have a gazillion 'looks' on your see-who-viewed-this-cache audit because we typed the coords into the notes section and keep promising to go to pick up the cache! As we arrived at GZ we laughed at the many options but resolutely set about checking the correct one and missing the cache, then checking every other option before returning to the correct place again (isn't that just typical!) for a quick find. TFTC [:D]

Riddle me this, Riddle me that

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

Well, we visited in the summer and had a right old time climbing and hunting, delving and burrowing but no cache to be found. A PAF was needed and we got the hint we needed about a month ago. Why, then did it take us this long to actually go and complete the hunt? No-one knows. By the way, we still ended up looking in all the wrong places again anyway!!! The cache was found eventually in a place we had already looked. We disturbed a family of small furry rodents so I hope they are happy with how we swiftly replaced things for them. TFTC [:D]

Dec 28, 2011

A Lump of Concrete Near Harpole

By: The Allotment Gardener Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

So all we had to do was go to Harpole and look for a lump of concrete nearby. Found it!

TFTC [:D]

Dec 26, 2011

A 40 Boar

By: Cariadgold Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

Very, very quick find. Amazed to see this creature here. Is it new? I must have driven past so many times and been concentrating on the junction instead. Anyway, TFTC! [:D]

Ira "Taffy" Jones

By: Cariadgold Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Found in the glorious Boxing Day Drizzle. How lovely [:D] Lovely spot for a cache, thanks for placing it here. [:D]

Rebecca Riots

By: Cariadgold Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Cool carvings [:D] A very quick find with the clue - didn't need the GPS. Mike dealt with the admin while Jess read the info board for the history. TFTC [:D]

The Not So Secret Society

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

As we pulled up and parked right next to the cache we could see exactly where it was going to be. It was therefore a race between Mike and Jess to get the cache so they both jumped out of the car and raced to the spot. Mike was on the correct side so he won! Haven't visited since the bypass was built so it is strange to see the road so quiet. Should help with the muggles! TFTC [:D]

Dec 24, 2011

Cyclists Dismount

By: mushroom mike Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Other

A very easy find, we knew where it was going to be on approach. If only the muggles would move before we got there! The CO has kindly said we can log this as found even though we couldn't open the lid of the cache to sign it. A photo was taken as proof of the find. Merry Christmas and I hope you enjoy the event, I hear you are wearing a... "rubber ring"... wow! TFTC [:D] This entry was edited by mikenjess on Tuesday, 27 December 2011 at 11:40:12 UTC.

The Deerhunters

By: Mushroom Mike Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Small

Superb! We loved scrambling around in the trees. The GPS decided we were having a laugh and refused to play ball. At GZ (unbeknown to us) it said to go another 80 yards uphill so off we went in different directions. We resorted to working our way back downhill checking every place that we could think would be a good place. Jess uttered the cacher's joyful "Found it" and glanced back down at the GPS... "3ft".. well it's no good telling us NOW! TFTC [:D]

Muggle Mayhem

By: mushroom mike Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Other

Out for a wander on the beach and a search for a chip shop that might be open SMILIE Nice quick find in a place that Jess has been before but didn't know there was a cache here! Can see why you picked this spot. It must be full of muggles in the summer!

TFTC [:D]

Hectic Harbour

By: CaptainCrazy Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Small

Didn't need the GPS as the clue was so good. Walked over from the centre on a cold and blustery day as the tide was coming in. It is always a pleasure to see the harbour fill up. TFTC [:D]

Harbour Heights

By: CaptainCrazy Difficulty: 3.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Nice easy cache to find, spectacular views of Saundersfoot, wishing lots of bad karma to the dog owner who didn't clear up near to GZ. Honestly, why do they do that? Anyway, great spot for a cache. Really glad you put it here. Thanks very much! [:D]

Dec 22, 2011

Alphanumeric Northants - S

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

Out on a dark and chilly night. Cache was pretty straightforward to find by torchlight luckily. Quite unluckily we didn't relise we had picked up half of the footpath's mud on our shoes [:D] TFTC [:D]

Motorway Mayhem M40 J10

By: Messe Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

Parked up nice and close, Mike and Jess chose one option each... and Mike won. Again. Nice little hide, TFTC [:D]

Dec 21, 2011

1st Past the Post

By: Spirit of Guernsey Difficulty: 3.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

I had a few spare hours nearby with a work colleague so took him to this cache. While explaining the likely hiding places to him he found the cache, in a likely hiding place[:D] TFTC

Dec 20, 2011

SD#2

By: soup dragon Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

A cold and rainy night but a nice easy find, didn't need the clue. TFTC [:D]

By the underpass

By: Soup Dragon Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

A quick find on a cold, dark, rainy night. The bank is quite slippy in the rain. Adds to the fun [;)] TFTC [:D]

Norbital - Rectory Farm Roundabout

By: firemountain24 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Well illuminated! This pesky little fellow had me going for a while. Not too long luckliy as it was raining! Sat in the bus stop to complete the admin SMILIE TFTC [:D]

Norbital - Round Spinney

By: firemountain24 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Other

Easy find, no need for GPS. It was late at night when I (Jess) found this. A dodgy looking man came past on his bike and he kept looking back over his shoulder. I swear he stopped when he got to the other end of the tunnel. Needless to say, I became Scaredy McScaredy-Cat and very jumpy. Decided to chance my luck with the traffic up top and dodged the cars on the roundabout rather than go through the tunnel! All's well though [:D]

Norbital - Goldings

By: firemountain24 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

The GPS was playing silly bu**ers so I ignored it and followed the clue. TFTC [:D]

Norbital - Rectory Farm PAF

By: firemountain24 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

Nice easy peasy find, didn't really need the GPS! TFTC [:D]

Giant 3

By: The Allotment Gardener Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen

Found late at night. The rain was coming down really hard so I retired to the car to deal with the admin. TFTC [:D]

Specs Appeal

By: Legodude_uk (assisted by the miniDudes) Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

Found at 9.25pm on a cold and rainy night. Watched by evil red eyes on the cameras [;)] TFTC [:D]

Dec 18, 2011

Kislingbury FC - Out For A Corner

By: firemountain24 Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Other

[:D][:D][:D][:D] [:D] FTF [:D] [:D][:D][:D][:D] @11:20 Still putting off the Christmas shopping SMILIE. This one had us foxed for a little while so we went off to find 'Extra Time' before returning for a second look. The clue was straightforward enough but we found many kinds of the feature mentioned [:D] Of course it was in the obvious spot eventually and Mike was the sensible one who checked it. Another clean log sheet! Fab. Best get off to the shops then!

Merry Christmas FM and TFTC [:D]

Kislingbury FC - Extra Time

By: firemountain24 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Regular

[:D][:D][:D][:D] [:D] FTF [:D] [:D][:D][:D][:D] @ 11:10 Saw this pop up at breakfast time. Hmm... a dilemma... do we go Christmas shopping as planned or do we go over to Kislingbury first to complete the Kislingbury FC series.

Needless to say we didn't need much persuading to put off the Christmas shopping by half an hour [:D]

Off we went and found t he coords to be spot on. A five minute search with very very nippy fingers and Jess spotted the cache. A clean log book and a FTF prize. Wow!

TFTC FM [:D]

Norbital - Dallington

By: firemountain24 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Well we were passing by so had to get this one! a fairly quick find TFTC

Dec 16, 2011

I need a "P".

By: WavendonWilliams Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen

Jess has been here a couple of times already but only found one of those Munzee stickers. Luckily she found the cache today with Mike's company as reinforcement. TFTC [:D]

Bridge 65 Cosgrove

By: Frenchtart Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Micro

Went straight to the cache. What a lovely bridge! TFTC [:D]

M1 J15 Travel Bug Hotel

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

TB drop

Dec 15, 2011

Northampton Old & New

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

Mike enjoyed doing all the leg work for this a while ago. GZ proved to be quite muggly, so hard to hunt properly. Mike and Jess both tried a couple of times though! Jess eventually found the cache today while she was placing a couple of caches locally. A great multi, thanks. [:D]

Thanks also to the squirrel who served as a patient and useful diversion as a photography subject while Jess waited for muggles to move on.

Dec 10, 2011

The Black Box

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

Bizarre! Both the mystery box and the odd 'covering'. Not seen that before! Quick find once Jess worked out the hint, Mike was left to retrieve the cache as it was properly jammed in place - we blame the cold weather.

TFTC [:D]

Little Brington Spire

By: The Allotment Gardener Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

An interesting site. Plainly saw where the cache was hidden long before we got there. The cache was guarded by a thousand snails. I wonder why they like to stick to cache boxes so much?! TFTC [:D]

Alphanumeric Northants - R

By: The Allotment Gardener Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 3.0 Container: Regular

We thought a quick multi on this chilly Sunday afternoon might just be the ticket and it certainly was. Thank you for the little walk and the nice views. Each stage nice and easy, cache was easy to find too. TFTC [:D]

A Random Bench #3

By: Coppers Lot Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

Jess has been here before... when there WAS a bench. She failed miserably, however, as she was blatently looking in the wrong place. Mike and Jess came by together today and Mike spotted the cache almost before Jess was out of the car. TFTC [:D]

The Mystery of St. John's Church Ruins

By: ghost-hunter adopted by The Buffs Difficulty: 2.0 Terrain: 2.5 Container: Regular

Wow! What a cool place. A very tranquil retreat in a beautiful place. We really enjoyed visiting here today. Thanks for placing the cache. #1100
[:D]

Dec 6, 2011

Futtog - Copenhagen Airport (Train station)

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

I couldn't find it 6 months ago, walked straight to it today. TFTC

Dec 5, 2011

Roade Rail - The Station

By: Bevaren Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

A quick find on the way home from work. Have been to this one before and couldn't even hunt due to the hysterical screaming woman who was having some sort of hissy. We left her friends to it and decided to return again another day! TFTC [:D]

Kastrup Station (Metro #1)

By: Olefant Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Large

Great cache container, shame it has been muggled, signed a piece of the log!
TFTC

Kastrupgaardsamlingen

By: SeSelv #17 Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Micro

A bit of a hunt but the hint helped.
TFTC

Dec 4, 2011

Alphanumeric Northants - Q

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

Wow, that's a grave and a half! We got the coordinates, said a quick thank you to Eleanor MacCallum, and enjoyed the quick walk to the cache. Mike found the hiding place to be very thorny while Jess stood back on muggle-watch. TFTC [:D]

Dec 3, 2011

Alphabet Challenge #29

By: SCFurniss Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

The hint made sense once at the GZ! The log seems fine and dry today. TFTC

Dec 2, 2011

Alphabet Challenge #14

By: SCFurniss Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Small

The GPS and phone were poining to different sides of the road, I trusted the phone first-mistake! TFTC

Dec 1, 2011

Just Northamptonshire #050

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

Nice quick find on a suprisingly busy little road. TFTC

Just Northamptonshire #049

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

Well this was hard work. I parked up near GZ to find the farmer cutting his hedge so sat and waited for him for 10 minutes but it became clear he was in no rush so I went of and got JN48. When I came back he was still cutting the same bit of hedge so I waited another 10 minutes for him to finaly finish. Finding the cache was the easy bit[:D] TFTC

Just Northamptonshire #048

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

A nice quick find. The log was a bit damp mainly because the lid wasn't fully screwed on because the (borrowed) Ikea pencil inside is longer than the cache, putting it at an angle in the cache works. TFTC

Cracks Hill #2 Bridge 14

By: lorri-ann & Kev Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2.0 Container: Micro

Spent a bit of time looking in the obvious places until I read the hint! TFTC

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