FTF @ 10:45
Blimey - this one took some doing - about 1 hour 25 mins to be exact.
We'd been thinking of putting a cache near stage 1 as it's a disused section of canal with a very interesting guillotine lock rather than the usual hinged lock. The guillotine lock is still in place and can be seen on the way to stage 1 from the suggested parking location.
The stated co-ords lead me to an item but the first hint said stage 1 was elsewhere. Off I went to scout for a nano at items matching the first hint but nothing was to be found.
I then wondered if the second hint related to the first stage as it matched the item the GPS took me straight to. I searched and searched but no sign of anything was there. I tried the next nearest item which had a few more places to hide something and still nothing. I then back-tracked past the first place I searched to another matching item and found the nano in the first place I looked - 143 feet off the stated co-ords. I've posted my reading at stage 1 above. I still don't know what the first hint on the cache page relates to?
Details and hint noted for the final stage, I was unsure of how to get there on foot so returned to the Jeep and drove round to the general area. There was nothing matching the hint at the co-ords but I spotted something in the distance that matched the hint so tried there and soon found the cache. It was a long way off the co-ords again.
For future finders, take the co-ords in stage 1 and then subtract 12 from the northings and then subtract 21 from the westings to get the correct location.
Congratulations on your first cache hide and thanks for a fun morning exploring Leegomery .
[This entry was edited by The Bolas Heathens on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 12:49:19 AM.]