Sunday, 29 June 2014
We set off after work on Friday afternoon for the 213 mile journey to Roche in mid-cornwall which was to be our base for the weekend.
On Saturday we got up very early and headed down to Penzanze to catch the 06:40 train to Lelant to walk the St Michael's Way.
I found that once we'd decided to do this and just concentrate on enjoying the walk and the fabulous scenery I enjoyed it a whole lot more. I don't want to be negative though as the walk really is fabulous and the fact that we had 21 DNFs didn't detract from our enjoyment of the walk but it's a real pity a bit more thought couldn't have gone into the hides as a lot of the caches were just lobbed into brambles and hedges and a fair few we found just lying on the open ground. A lot of micros and vague or no hints. But like I said, if you just forget about the caching and concentrate on the scenery it's much more enjoyable.
All in all the walk took us about 8 hours to get back to Penzance, this was taking into account a couple of detours and plenty of stops to look at the fabulous scenery and eat our lunch. We were so lucky with the weather too, the sun shone all day.
Early evening we went off to St Enoder to do the wherigo before heading into Newquay to watch the sunset.
We first became aware of the Drive on the Moor series last year but as we're not fans of drive-by caching we decided to put it on the to-do list for a possible cycling series as we're massive fans of caching by bike.
The plan was to do just over half of them and then leave the rest for our next visit to the area. We couldn't have picked a better day as the weather was gloriously sunny. The scenery and countryside was beautiful.
We covered 13 miles in about 3 hours on our bikes. All the caches were well hidden, obvious to the trained cachers' eye but invisible to passers by - just how caches should be hidden!
Then it was time to head home after a fantastic weekend. Can't wait for our next trip to Cornwall.