|By the Fallen Birch|
After driving over to Guildford for hubby to buy some brake pads for his motorbike, we headed off to Send to pick up a few more from that area.
Our first was Fallen Birch Revived. Having met Pairoboots and Mrs Boots at a cache event just before Christmas, it was nice to pop along to grab one of theirs to start us off.
The location was easy to find as we'd been here before (pre-revival as it were) but the container was different and there was a super travel bug for us to help along it's way.
Last time we were here was in the summer and hubby spotted an adder disappearing into the undergrowth as we were hunting around. That's when the 'geostick' came into being ;-)
Too cold for snakes today and a nice easy spot without all the foliage being around.
|On our way to the Trees of Ivy|
|Heading back from the Trees of Ivy|
|Church Micro Send|
Off we went for a final one at Natural Send. We weren't planning on being long so we parked up in the doctors surgery car park (cheeky) and off we went. We had to go across a little boardwalk which turned out to be surprisingly slippery. GPS settled and we had a look underneath but no sign of anything. It was very, very boggy. J got down and was about to look around the little 'cachers trail' when N decided to play up at that point. She did not want to hold hands and tried to run on it then turned with her back to the edge (albeit only a few feet from the ground but enough) and started walking backwards! Kids. I grabbed her and she went full into a full paddy. Hubby decided to take her back to the car kicking and screaming. I said to J to call it a day as the clue was not appropriate to the area that people seemed to have been walking in. A DNF logged for us and away we came, with N screaming her lungs out. She fell asleep in the car in minutes as we headed home.
Another day ticked off my caching calendar. It may take me 10 years but someday I will get the year of caching challenge done :)