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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.
Please be very careful as you replace the cache!
I always enjoy looking for airhorns caches. They are well presented often in the blackbox fashion but sometimes they drive me to distraction. It's not just having to go to a foreign land to find them, it's often spending ages seeing nothing and then eventually seeing the obvious. How does he do it time and time again? Anyway this cache is sited within sight or airhorns' favourite emporium. If he tries to sneak away to find it he might well hear the call of the controller summoning him back to the trolley.
Meanwhile he will have seen the Jubilee Quay re-opened in 1972 by the then MP Walter Clegg who was a solicitor in the town. The quay was once busy with small day boats and prawners landing catches. Now it is indeed a sad sight but there are still a few hardy souls scraping a living from the sea. At the right hand end under the silt is the gridiron. This was a place where boats could be left so that at low tide repairs could be made to areas below the water line.
Many congratulations to airhorns for being the first to find himself!
Nz V pnhtug hc va gur nve(ubeaf)?