FTF @ 21:10
I parked up nearby and was soon at GZ but searched round for quite a while and could not find the cache anywhere. The lack of a hint and the fact that your initial co-ords for #8 were around 200ft out meant I did not know if I was on a wild goose chase or not. As it turned out the co-ords were pretty good (the cache was about 25-30ft away from where my GPSr was taking me, on the side of the path away from the houses ).
I gave up in the end and posted a note on the cache page (I've now deleted this as it's now superfluous), hoping you'd see it and add a hint to the cache page. In the meantime I wandered off to #8 and finally bagged that one. We'd been oh so close to it the other day too.
By the time I returned to this one, it was starting to go dark and I don't think you'd seen my note asking for a hint as the cache page was unchanged on my iPhone. I started off re-checking the places I looked at earlier on and then expanded my search up to 100ft from where the GPSr was trying to take me.
Still no sign of the cache. I was about to give up when I thought I'd double check a pile of logs / sticks not far from the path one last time.
Still no cache, so I tried to think of where I had not looked and tried the other side of an ivy covered tree about 15-20ft from the path and could not believe it when I spotted the black plastic bag the cache is wrapped in. Thank goodness for that as I really did not want to come back for a 4th visit to these woods (nice though they are). At a 16+ mile round trip each time, it's not getting any cheaper with all the diesel.
That's the whole set completed now. I feel I know the woods like the back of my hand and have really enjoyed them.
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[This entry was edited by The Bolas Heathens on Wednesday, June 03, 2009 at 3:22:12 PM.]