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Found it Woking Wonders found REALLY SideTracked - Ash Green

Friday, November 19, 2010South East England, United Kingdom

We had seen this cache published and WWs had had a brief discussion with the cache owner about how long it was likely to take to do. However we'd got no further. It was late Thursday evening when Gary Honey told us about his adventures and asked if we might be able to assist in decoding what he'd failed during the day - by way of returning "Thanks for his birthday messages" WW2 decided it was almost certainly something for WW1 to do so left him to it and went to bed.

By the next morning the decode had become clear, WW2 was at home studying on Friday so after discussing with Gary Honey whether he fancied a trip back a plan was put in place for WW2 to undertake a "recce" during daylight to ascertain the nature of the "object" . Although we were conscious that Kermit may well be back before we went. This plan didn't much help as WW2 made a foolish mistake trusting the information the "men" had given her and on route encountering a loose horse (WW2 does not like horses and cows) on the footpath which I had to be very brave in passing

Some information was found but no further progress was made. And so we met up with Gary Honey at the parking co-ords at 7.45p.m - aware of the "not suitable at night" instructions and WW2 not being convinced we were doing a wise thing. It didn't take long for the fun to start. The long walk down the old railway line was quickly greeted with somewhat loud yapping dogs close by who did not seem very friendly..... WW2 liked this even less in the dark. Eventually we arrived where WW2 had been previously and the men again came up with some "wonderful" ideas as to how we should proceed. (Fortunately no sign of the horse now!) Both Gary & WW2 found items which looked really hopeful however we soon realised something wasn't quite right.

It was then then that finally Gary & WW1 came up with a sensible idea, something which we'd previously overlooked and so we set off to investigate. This time it looked like they'd finally had a good idea and we moved from stage 2 to 3 believing we were going in the right direction. However, after what seemed an age and with WW1 acting like a hooligan on a couple of occasions we were no nearer finding the micro

WW1 & 2's torches had now died and it began to look as if we were going to have to retreat for the coffee we'd been offered by Colin Cactus & Family (he thought we were totally stupid being out in the dark!) WW2 was more than happy to do that - however Boys will be Boys and they were more determined to work out where they were going wrong. Still they continued to search to no avail.

Almost on the verge of giving up WW2 made a comment which actually was to lead to a sudden change of fortune - we returned to the object where we started and WW2 groaned as the "boys" saw where they had gone wrong ---- especially as they'd insisted they were right all along and WW2 had suggested exactly what they done probably an hour before

And so more walking - was surprising how busy a footpath can be in the dark and groan when we returned back to where we'd already been. Gary found a very interesting further object which nicely matched the information we needed but a further extended investigation proved fruitless.

By now WW2 was ready to quit so she set about doing her own investigation and armed with my headtorch turned up just what we were looking for - was I impressed or what

With the micro now found it was off for the cache - unsure whether we'd get the FTF or would have been beaten to it. After dismissing one item cache was found by WW1 despite the lack of light

Arrived at CC's around 10.45p.m he was amazed that we'd actually found the cache

All in all a fun evening and a cache which we really enjoyed. Doing it at night increased this element but I think it would probably have been easier in the daylight.

TFTC

#5561

infoA Mystery Cache is the “catch-all” of cache types, this form of cache can involve complicated puzzles you will first need to solve to determine the coordinates. The only commonality of this cache type is that the coordinates listed are not of the actual cache location but a general reference point, such as a nearby parking location. Due to the increasing creativity of geocaching this becomes the staging ground for new and unique challenges.
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