Wellies in a tree?
|S loving the ammo boxes|
We decided to go off to a new area to do a bit of a ring I had spotted on the map. When we are out for a few hours, we always aim for a little route as the girls do not want to be in and out of the car constantly so we are having to now start venturing a little further afield.
We parked up at Squires Garden Centre and were trying to be discreet at the far end of the car park putting our wellies on and sorting the pram and girls out. I looked around and we were being watched by just about every member of their staff who were having some kind of open air meeting. We really do have to practice our stealth!
Feeling kind of guilty that we would be leaving our car there, we thought a good ploy would be to show the girls some of the animals in the pet shop part first. It seems that it was taken over some 5 years ago and now all they had were a couple of hamsters and a rabbit. Oh well. We went next door to look at the fish and left deciding we were going to buy the girls a small round tank soon and get some fish for home so at least our cheeky parking will amount to a sale for them shortly ;-)
Off we then headed onto the pavement and down a pathway across a field for our first cache, Suggestion Box. A quick find by hubby who waded through the tall nettles, not noticing the part that had been trodden down about 5' further on. Go that man! We had now it a bit of a 'path' which lead to a rutted track but at least it was easier on N's teeth!
|Nice path for a while|
|The hunt for Red October|
|Come on sis|
To our right we saw this amazing tree which was completely dead but still standing. It looked quite haunting there.
|Choosing her swap from Ankle Corner|
|Feed the Birds|
We popped out onto the main road again and headed back towards our car on the footpath. We don't enjoy walking along roads like this with the girls as it's quite a fast area with bends and hills. However, over to our left was West Horsley Church with an appropriate micro cache. The church, founded c1030, is believed to have the head of Sir Walter Raleigh buried here with his three grandchildren in the Nicholas vault.
We crossed back over and headed back to our car. The walk had taken us around 2 1/2 hours which was really nice. We went into the garden centre cafe and had a drink and piece of cake. I am getting used to not seeing any change from £10 for such things now ;-)
Both girls asleep in the car on the way home. I think we will be having a quiet night tonight after their baths and bedtime :)