News and New Caches 28

It’s been 2 weeks since our last update and there is a lot to report, new Events, Adventure labs, Traditional and Mystery caches.

GC9TVKK The Old Nantlle Line by Somot Traditional D1.5/T2
GC9TPEW Dyffryn Nantlle by Somot Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9T87D Same View, Same Query by Caneou (Relisted by Clueless_Goose) Traditional D1/T1.5

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The following series is a mix of traditional and puzzle caches.

GC9TNZH Astrology series #1 by EmAndKe Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9TP2T Astrology series #2 by EmAndKe Mystery D2.5/T1.5
GC9TP39 Astrology series #3 by EmAndKe Mystery D2.5/T1.5
GC9TP7P Astrology series #4 by EmAndKe Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9TP71 Astrology series #5 by EmAndKe Mystery D2.5/T2
GC9TP65 Astrology series #6 by EmAndKe Mystery D3.5/T1.5

GC9TVON 9 Usual Suspects – Nosh and Natter 46 by 9 Usual Suspects
When: Tuesday 31st May 2022
Time: 7-9pm
Where: Anglesey Arms, Harbour Front, Caernarfon LL55 1SG
If intending to be there, please log a ‘will attend’ so we can let the pub know numbers.

GC9TQP7 Meet and Greet in Llangollen by mcc_, 24940, TheHarleyRebel
When: Thursday 2nd June 2022
Time: 7-7.30pm
Where: Llangollen War Memorial, Castle Street, Llangollen LL20 8PB

Adventure Labs
Beddgelert River Walk by MrsMagnaDefender
Criccieth – Castle & Caves by The Magna Defender
Highlights of Porthmadog by Raspberry14
Canol Mon – The Centre of Anglesey by escapefromwork
Lovely Llandudno by GB77

Postcard from Scotland

Crossing the border

Here we are in dreich, wet, cold and windy, not quite what we had hoped for, but a welcome break none the less. We are currently stopped for the night in the Kelpies’ carpark for a very reasonable £7.50.

Kelpies sculptures by Andy Scott

The Kelpies are horse-head sculptures that depict shape-shifting water spirits. They are constructed out of stainless steel on a mild steel framework being 30 metres high and weigh 300 tonnes each. These are not only a superb piece of engineering and also are stunning to look at from every angle.

GC891CY Phooning with the Kelpies by Doodlejack virtual D1.5/T1.5

Caerlaverlock castle

In-between the weather we have managed to visit some amazing places and of course find geocaches and adventure labs.

Melrose Abbey, note the umbrella at the ready.

One of our ambitions was to walk across the Forth Bridge and to grab the virtual cache in the middle, we achieved this in the teeth of a freezing wind, but it was well worth it for the views. Since the opening of the “New” Forth Road Bridge only busses and taxis are the only motorised transport allowed across the bridge, there is a pedestrian and cycleway either side of the main carriageway at the moment only the east side is open. There was no sign of anyone painting the bridge, maybe they finally finished it!

GC7B69W Fiorth of Forth (Virtual Reward) by Devious_Dwarferkev virtual D2/T2

Old Forth Road Bridge
Forth Rail Bridge from start of the old Road Bridge

One of the adventure labs in Moffat took us down a leafy cul-de-sac to where a full size Second World War fighter plane was parked on a bungalow front lawn, it beats gnomes or solar water wheels for oneupmanship!

Full size Spitfire replica

As we compose this the rain is still pattering down on the roof of the van, hopefully tomorrow will bring sunshine for a trip to the Falkirk Wheel before heading off to Lindores Abbey Distillery.

News & new Caches 27

There has been plenty of new caches published to keep everyone busy over the Bank Holiday weekend.
GC9RYRT Harbour Bug by Jonesof3 Traditional D2/T1.5
GC9T26N GC Tree by Jonesof3 Traditional D2/T1.5
GC9T270 Old Octel Site by Jonesof3 Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9RZD5 Slugs & kisses by 1jg 190992 Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9T30Q Little Lanes & Roman Remains by Clueless_Goose Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9T3MR Watch the hump by Hughesboys5 Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9T3PM Grit for help by Hughesboys5 Traditional D1.5/T1.5

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GC9T06F Rhoscolyn Beach by PlasmaWave Mystery/Puzzle D3/T2

GC9RN8V On Top Of………… The Carneddau by Avid SockWearer Event 15.5.2022 D1/T4.5

Bank Holiday Sunday by RichieBlod

We would like to share the following poem log by RichieBlod, it sums a wet Bank Holiday Sunday perfectly.
The log can be found on GC6A9KX Church Micro 8975…. Clynnog Fawr

“On a day like this,
When it’s pouring with rain,
But staying home,
Would drive us insane.

When Muggles stay in,
And wait for the sun,
Geocachers relish,
Some unhindered fun.

So a list was created,
A picnic was made,
Then off we set,
On our crusade.

A beautiful church,
And parishioners to boot,
All dressed in their finery,
In their best Sunday suit.

So we tackled the multi,
Pen and paper in hand,
Worked out the coordinates,
Then scoured the land.

We tracked down the container,
Spotted from a certain view,
Crafted on a 3D printer,
And how nice it was too!

We signed our names,
And the log was dated,
Stealth skills were used
To replace where located.

Thanks for the cache,
Is what we both want to say,
For a fun packed adventure,
On a rainy day!”