A circular walk of 4.5 miles
Managed to get the whole family together for a caching trip today, doesn't happen very often now so it was great to all go out together. Parked up at the church in Chebsey at 9:20, not many mince pies left now so thought we'd bring the remaining ones left to finish off before the walk.
|Large field of stubble turnips.|
|You don't often see lambs in December.|
|Unusual street name.|
Drove round to #9 after and parked in a nearby lane for the short walk to GZ, luckily the shoot had moved on elsewhere and we were able to find the cache easily.
After lunch we headed off to Eccleshall to find Gandalf: so we could ask him 'Where is Bilbo?'
but to find Gandalf we needed to first visit all 13 dwarves on the Eccleshall ring.
14 caches on a 2.75 mile circular walk.
We set off at 13:10 and the the fog was starting to get quite thick but this really added to the atmosphere of the cache theme, we all love anything to do with Hobbits and Lord of the Rings so this was great fun, a lot of thought and hard work has gone into setting this series. We found all the dwarves apart from Fili, we looked everywhere for him but he wasn't anywhere to be found.
|Is this Mirkwood?|
|Where is my precious?|
|Looking for Dori|
|Waiting for Mark to find Nori|
|Mud mud mud|
|Johnson Hall through the fog|
|Poppy is very tired|
|and so is Whisper :)|
We were a little concerned that we might not be able to find Gandalf after all. We had an incomplete set of co-ords as we'd been unable to get a number from Fili but we relied on cachers instinct and found him without too much trouble. We really enjoyed this series which we completed in 2 hours and appreciate the work that went into setting it up.
Now I wonder if we can find Bilbo. Having picked up the north co-ords from Gandalf we were on our way to do the pre-requisite caches for the West co-ords when we decided we'd have a quick look with just the information we had and luckily we found the cache easily. That was the last cache of the day, a great day out, now off to McDs for tea on the way home.