April 19 – The Ridgeway and an attempt to break our record of caches in a day (Part 2)

… our daily record breaking attempt continued by descending from the Ridgeway towards the hamlet of East Ginge…

We felt quietly confident as we’d found 19 caches so far and just needed 10 from the remaining 12 caches to break our record.

View from East Ginge looking towards the Ridgeway

View from East Ginge looking towards the Ridgeway

The previous night we had solved a puzzle cache and this was our next target. Themed very overtly on the film franchise which begins “In a Galaxy, far, far away…” we discovered Google was our friend and gave us the answers quickly. Sadly our overnight map management skills were poor. What we had read as a ‘footpath’ turned out to be an impenetrable field boundary. So we lost our third cache of our day due to our poor fact-finding skills. Whoops!

The reason we had dropped down to the hamlet of East Ginge was to undertake a very cleverly constructed series entitled “From Nano to Ammo”. Six caches increasing in size. All hidden along a straight road!

Along this track are 6 differently sized caches... can you find them ?

Along this track are 6 differently sized caches… can you find them ?

If you are new to geocaching, and wonder what all the sizes mean hopefully these pictures will give you a clue :

Nano

Nano

Micro

Micro

Small

Small

Regular

Regular

Ammo

Ammo

Observant readers will note there are only 5 pictures!

The sixth cache type to be found on this mile long route was a ‘Unknown’ type. The container was so unusual it will part of our end of year highlights!

We really enjoyed this mini-series. It just proved with a little imagination a variety of containers could be placed in the same terrain! An excellent idea very well executed.

So our diversion at the foot of the Ridgeway yielded 6 caches out of 7, and our running total of 25. To break our record we need 4 more caches, but we only had 5 left to attempt! Two caches were to be attempted on our second climb up to the Ridgway and then 3 to find on the Ridge itself. Would we complete our mission…

(to be continued)

PS We don’t normally split our caching adventure into 3, but the ‘Nano to Ammo’ series was so different we felt it deserved its own special blog.

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2 Responses to “April 19 – The Ridgeway and an attempt to break our record of caches in a day (Part 2)”

  1. TheRobbInn Says:

    Looking forward to reading the rest. Did you or didn’t you reach your goal?


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