February 17 – travel bug race – they’re off!

Hello, Mrs Hg137 here.

A while back we acquired two trackables – see our post on February 13th We’ve delayed releasing them until we could find somewhere suitable to set them free. Finally, we found two travel bug ‘hotels’ in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight, about a mile apart but equidistant from home, which would give the trackables two different places to set off from. Travel bug hotels are fairly big geocaches, able to take several trackables and are good places to put trackables so they will be moved on quickly.

We’ve placed the trackables … and we are waiting … which one will move first … Rack Race G or Rack Race H?

Start point for 'Rack Race G' - on the old railway line

Start point for ‘Rack Race G’ – on the old railway line

Start point for 'Rack Race H' - near Shanklin Chine

Start point for ‘Rack Race H’ – near Shanklin Chine

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One Response to “February 17 – travel bug race – they’re off!”

  1. March 15 – Rack Race H – race won! | sandhurstgeocachers Says:

    […] were both released on a grey day in mid-February in Shanklin, on the Isle of Wight, as in this post https://sandhurstgeocachers.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/february-17-travel-bug-race-theyre-off/ And then we waited … how hard could it be for them to travel 50 miles north, we thought? Quite […]


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