G came down to see me today so we could have our usual catch up and swap Christmas pressies. She was a little pressed for time due to some work that she was slogging away on and said we may not have time to go out and get a few geocaches. What? No, surely not! Work at the weekend is getting in the way of caching? I'm speechless.
When she arrived I suggested we could eat and then just go grab half a dozen quite locally. She suggested we go caching first and eat afterwards. See, that's a true friend!
We headed off towards Pine Ridge Golf Club near Deepcut and parked up. Our first was The Maultway #1 which was a very quick spot by G. A good start and a nice cache to find. Have a favourite. #2 proved too elusive for us and despite a good search we had to give up. Remember time was off the essence!
#3 was a quick spot for me whilst G was scrabbling around the ground. A unicyclist went past. Not something you see every day. I hope he won't mind that I snapped him as he headed on his way (he came back a bit later and we mentioned we were impressed - he smiled). We'd been nattering so much (nothing new there then) that we completely went past #4 and decided to do it on our way back. We carried on to #5 which was a quick spot again but we could have done with some tweezers to extract the log. Unfortunately I'd swapped bags and the one I had contained no caching tools at all. Having tried a small twig (too small and too wet), I hunted in my bag of nothing. A small key caught my eye and helped retrieve the log. See, it's always worth carrying a suitcase key with you! #6 was another speedy find as I'd spotted an interesting looking tree and then the cache in the same! Hooray.
We walked back to #4 and gave it a cursory glance but didn't really bother as we were both getting peckish. The last of the day was Sweets Round #15 which I stood underneath looking around for. Doh! A quick sign and we headed back along the pavement to go home and have some lunch.
See, there's always time for a quick bit of caching!