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Simply Paul: One last TB waiting to be booked out, but I think it's archival time for this excellent adventurous event anyway. Thanks so much to everyone who came. Reposted from the facebook group:

"There was a boy.
Who became a man.
A man with a dream:
The dream of hiring a sea fort with caching friends & tackling Alderney.
Thanks to you all, that dream became a (slightly stressful) reality. The fort was amazing, the island a mix of charming & challenging, the locals warm & welcoming, & you lot- it's hard to imagine a finer group of random individuals.
(Deliberately ambiguous!)
So, on behalf of the boy who loved castles -and still does, even after owning one for a week - a bigger Thank You for making my caching-holiday-adventure dreams come true! If you had as good a time as me, you'll be remembering this trip fondly forever. Even the DNFs [:)]"

Until next time...


It's the Fort that Counts (Fort Clonque, Alderney)

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Hidden : Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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A rare chance to visit Fort Clonque and look around, while attending a quirky cache-meet.

"Welcome to Tracy Island!"

Where: Fort Clonque, in the far west of Alderney. There's a causeway to cross, with care.

When: Tuesday March 6th 2018, from 7-9pm. High tide is 23:14 (5.85m) so you'll want to be off well before then, as the causeway may be covered if there's a wind blowing.

How: I've taken the bold move of hiring the fort for the week (March 5-9th) and Landmark Trust allow a limited number of additional visitors. Please place a Will Attend log if you intend to join us and include how many there would be in your party so I'm able to monitor numbers. Thank you.

Why: It's more of a why not? How often do you get to attend a cache meet in what's basically a castle? I have done it for an Austrian Mega in 2010 but generally I think it's a bit of a treat. Also, Alderney is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey and not part of the UK, so this is caching in another country if you're not from around these parts...

Who: Cachers living on Alderney or just visiting. The event is open to all; you don't need to be staying in the fort to attend. The venue is self-catering so feel free to bring a sausage roll to microwave.

What: A classic geocaching meet. Just one in unusual surroundings! Please join me to chat geocaching chit, swap tall caching tales and travel items and generally relax with like-minded geo-folks. New to caching or cache events? You'll be made especially welcome. Please log a Will Attend if you plan to, to help me plan for numbers.

Additional info from the Landmark Trust website: Fort Clonque is perched on the south-west tip of Alderney, the most northerly of the Channel Islands. Alderney is only 3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide, so walking and cycling are perfect ways to explore the island and enjoy the scenic views.
For a relaxing trip to the eastern end of the island, where you can visit the the lighthouse, hop onto the charming Alderney Railway, the unique Channel Islands' steam railway.
St Anne, referred to as St Anne's, is the only town on Alderney. Its quaint, cobbled main street, occupied exclusively by local shops, makes an interesting change from a more customary high street. Visit the beautiful church of St Anne, the 'Cathedral of the Channel Islands', and the Alderney Society Museum, both in the town centre.
The island caters for a diverse range of interests. It is a haven for birdwatching and widlife enthusiasts, especially on the west coast. Fishing is permitted anywhere along the coastline and harbour and sailing is a popular activity too.
Experience the challenges and spectacular vistas on the courses of Alderney Golf Club.
The choice of beaches on Alderney provides the chance to relax on the sand, swim, surf and explore rockpools.
Enjoy the rich mix of festivals and events, including the notable Alderney Week, on offer throughout the year on the island to keep everyone entertained.

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