A day out oop North
We decided to spend a day finding our two favourite cache types - Wherigos and Virtuals in the Warrington area.
|Golden Gates at Warrington Town Hall|
The weather was looking mixed but undeterred we headed up the M6 at 6am. We were a bit concerned that Warrington might be heaving with Christmas shoppers but when we parked up at 8am all was quiet.
Warrington is a town in Cheshire, England. It stands on the banks of the River Mersey and is 18.5 miles miles east of Liverpool, 16 miles west of Manchester and 8 miles south of St Helens.
Warrigo which we'd been looking forward to doing since it was published.
|Mad Hatter's Tea Party|
A thoroughly enjoyable Wherigo, all the stages were interesting and triggered easily. I played on my iPhone and Oregon 300 and Mark on his Samsung Galaxy S4 and Oregon 550. Unfortunately my Oregon didn't want to play today and kept on crashing at the Old Post Office so I continued just with my Iphone which all worked beautifully.
|A K4 telephone kiosk in cast iron. There is an integrated stamp selling machine and posting box|
We were able to do a bit of last minute Christmas shopping too which was very handy.
We'd only put a 2 hour ticket in the car park, hoping that this would be long enough but as we'd stopped for coffee and a bit of shopping half way round we realised at GZ that our 2 hours were up - doh! A quick check on google maps and it was a 15 min walk back to the car - soon halved that as we ran all the way.
Then it was back in the car and off to Southport for a couple of virtuals - Trans Pennine Trail- Western End and Virtually on the beach.
|Looks like we might get our feet a bit wet|
|Virtually on the Beach|
Then to round off the day it was back in the car and down to Formby to do the virtual Guiding Beacon.
|No footprints but we did find a starfish|
|Now where are those footprints?|
|Fun on the dunes|