Yesss, found it!! Our 100th cache!! And what a special cache this is!! We couldn't find the parking place, so we parked somewhere else. After a walk through the forest, suddenly the cottage shows up, like in a fairy tale. It wasn't easy to find the cache, but finally we did manage without decrypting the hint. We took a rest (and found relief from all the mosquitos and gnats) inside the cottage, and around 14:00 logged our visit in both the logbook of the cache and the guestbook of the cabin. We stayed a while and wondered at all the old furniture inside the cabin and imagined how the old lady must have lived here. Was she happy at this place, or would she rather have lived somewhere else? Although it's a very beautiful and peaceful place (we must come back some day when the daffodils are in bloom), I think it can also be very lonely and desolate, and in the old days life overhere must have been hard at times.
On the way over we observed some cranes from the car. In the Netherlands we only saw them once, in flight and high in the sky. Now we could observe them very well.
Thanks for bringing us to this beautiful place, Carlarna! I hope not too many people find out about this place. Like to keep it as a well kept secret, which is only visited by some locals and a few geocachers. Hope they'll never make a tourist attraction out of it!
Thanks for a very special 100th cache!
In: wooden frog
Out: playing cards
Team Johny Cache
from the Netherlands
PS: photos on our website
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