So, today was meant to be about the Fun Dog Show I went to at Elveden at the weekend. However, though there were some lovely doggies there (Stella stayed at home as she had a little setback with her arthritis last week – all seems fine again now 🙂 ), someone (that’d be me) packed the camera but left the memory card in the kitchen! Oops.
Instead I bring you our efforts from the recent Geocaching Outdoors Day.
We like taking part in special geocaching days and save something nearby in case the weather is horrid. On this occasion the weather was actually fine, but, there was a series of 13 geocaches nearby that we hadn’t done yet so we stayed local anyway. The chances of not finding any of them was quite remote we thought!
Just to keep Miss Stella happy, or so I told her, the cache owners had placed these on one of our usual walkies routes. Having met them at a geocaching event for Leap Year I know that they also have a geohound so we may even run into them when we’re out and about at some point. I also knew they’re nice people so was hopeful this would be a fairly easy stroll for a couple of hours.
Next in line was a slight detour from this route as the cache owners had also placed one in another series called Little Bridges. There are several different series of caches that have hides all over the country. For instance, village signs, churches, railway stations…we hadn’t done a little bridge one before and it was only a few hundred yards off course so would’ve been daft not to look!
No5 proved to be difficult and, at the time, I suspected was going to involve climbing a tree. Our first DNF (did not find) in a while though so never mind.
Then, disaster again! Couldn’t find No7! Didn’t spend an awful long time searching though as it increasingly looked like a clamber down the river bank. Stella would have no doubt been keen. Me? Not so much!
We had a well deserved sit on the grass for a few treats before heading home. I do love this happy face 🙂
You also get a souvenir image from Geocaching.com for finding a cache (or eleven) on special occasions:
As you see, we had quite a brilliant walk and Stella was on familiar territory too which always makes her happier.
Have any of you tried geocaching yet or do you have other outdoors hobbies that you prefer?