Number 1228 in a series of caches where a red telephone box is in close proximity to a post box.
The only rules are that they have to be able to be photographed together, be not more than 100’ apart and the phone boxes have to be red.
A Fine Pair # 1228 - The Donkey Sanctuary
Upon beholding this fine pair, search out these numbers:
Post Box No.EX AB CC
Inside Telephone Box - SOLITAIRE DBBB
You will also need the number of Donkeys left as a legacy in 1974 - EBF
(this info is readily available in a few different places nearby)
Cache is a short walk away at:
N50 FA . (D + E)(C + F - A)(B + A)
W003 (D +F + A) . (F - B - A)(D + A)(C + E + A)
The POW kids have donated some small swaps for the container.
Some 'fun' facts about Donkeys to entertain you whilst you're there.
The wild ancestor of the donkey is the African wild ass.
Donkeys have been used as a working animal for at least 5000 years.
A male donkey or ass is called a jack, a female a jenny.
Jack donkeys are often used to mate with female horses to produce mules.
A stallion and jenny cross instead, is called a hinny.
A donkey is able to hear the call of another donkey up to 45 miles away, they have far larger ears than horses. Their large ears also help keep them cool.
Donkeys came to England with the Roman invasion of Britain in 43CE.
Donkeys have an incredible memory - they can recognise other donkeys they were with up to 25 years ago.
And now the Donkey Sanctuary has a Fine Pair - Things are looking up!
If anyone has a more interesting fact about Donkeys please post in your log. I might even add it to the page!
Cache placed with the kind permission of - The Donkey Sanctuary
The Fine Pair series was originally started by wizardsmum but is now managed by mattd2k
If anybody would like to place 'A Fine Pair' of their own please do. I would just ask that you first visit www.afinepair.co.uk to request a number to avoid any duplication
mattd2k also keeps a public Bookmark List of this series. Once your cache is published please contact him via firstname.lastname@example.org to have yours added