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Please read hint! I was happy to achieve my 950th cache with one in remembrance of ogremlin. On one occasion I was even able to give him some advice about solving a local cache! It started me thinking about how to complete my series for those who were struggling with an alphanumeric challenge of cache names. We recently had a sermon at church based on “If only” during which we were exhorted to do it now before it’s too late!
I looked at my statistics for the 950 and realised that of the top five in the league of names-of-setters-of-caches-found I had three locals and another whom I’d met.
Position Name Caches I’ve found
1st Chuffbert 30+
2nd Team-SK 30+
3rd airhorns 20+
4th LEGEND 20+
5th Stormydown 20+
What better way to celebrate this than to dedicate a cache to each of them? I intend these caches to be reasonably easy to find despite the fact that each of the above has from time to time given me headaches of considerable proportions.
This group is along a walk about 1 mile long, which means retracing your steps or coming back through the town Most (but not all in sequence) is just about passable in a wheelchair but grabbing the caches would need assistance. As ever the chances of being observed are high.
Part of the walk is along the edge of a quay. Please be very careful especially if children are with you.
It would NOT be sensible to go along here in the dark.
Please bring your own pen.
Team-SK have set some lovely circular walk trails. While this is not quite a circle it does allow you to see some of the history of Fleetwood. You are standing on the Victorian sandstone quay with a slade that was used many years ago. You can see the bollards bolted into the stone. Across from you is Tiger's Tail which divides the river from the entrance to the dock. This is a notorious sandbank which caught many a ship leaving or entering the old port area. If you felt two bumps then all was well- you were over; one bump and you were stuck at least until the next tide. At one time you could have gathered samphire here but I would not encourage anyone to enter the mudflats nor yet to eat anything growing on them.
[Cache now magnetic on upright of grey fence to right of black pole. Please replace so it is hidden from muggles ie level with horizontal grey. Thanks]