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Woof Wednesday: Geocaching Outdoors Day 2016

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.

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Soham Saunter – The Start
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Stella was pleased to find the first one and posed for a photo for me to send to the cache owners
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Off down the lane…
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Another success…Stella was pleased to help as usually she’s dragging me along here after I’ve spotted a butterfly and want to loiter!
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No3 was a sneaky one!
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Clever disguise
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Stella leads the way to No4
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Brilliantly hidden

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!

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Some days, when you see Stella run, aside from the huge tumour protruding from her back end, you’d hardly guess she was arthritic and epileptic plus battling hypothyroidism and cancer! Superstar <3
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Gotcha! 🙂

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.

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We love our river walks and this one would take us to No6
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A few nettle stings were acquired grabbing this one. Stella watched from a safe distance!

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!

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Couldn’t resist a pylon shot on the way to No8
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Another one done 🙂
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For No9 we’re off to find a big tree
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It was a very big tree and it took a while to locate the likely hiding place!
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Back towards the village, just as it started to rain
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Found a little bit of shelter retrieving this one though, especially as it took a lot of stretching to reach it!
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Another good hidey-hole for No11
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The rain was just a shower so Miss Stella could smile again 🙂
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No12 meant a rummage around some foliage that we normally ignore on walkies
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Last one done. Didn’t she do well? 🙂

We had a well deserved sit on the grass for a few treats before heading home. I do love this happy face 🙂

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You also get a souvenir image from Geocaching.com for finding a cache (or eleven) on special occasions:

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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?

 

 

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3 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa (and Stella), I would love to try geocaching with the dogs and did look into it. There are supposedly geocaches on the island, so maybe next winter it’s something we could look more into.

    Stella has obviously got a nose for the geocaches!

    xx
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