We first experienced the concept of geocaches along British public footpaths back in May this year, where we visited the Chiltern Hundred Series. That experience got us completely hooked, so we immediately started planning our next trip to the UK. This time, the main goal would be the UK Mega Series! We realised that there were a risk, that this series would be archived before our arrival, but we took a chance and booked plane tickets and hotel accommodation. The last weeks before our trip we checked the status of the caches on a daily basis and luckily enough, the series was still active, when the day had come. On day one (which was today), we took the bus from Basingstoke and jumped of at the Bentworth Star. Then we completed the Mega Series 2, before continuing to Alton along the southernmost part of the first Mega Series. After 22 miles (35,5 km), we were ready to call it a day We managed to find 85 caches (including six "bonus" caches) and we completely avoided DNF's.
No. 3 was a small anniversary for us - our cache no. 4500. The log book was signed at 8:43.
Many thanks to the Lord of the Cachers for making this fantastic project! We can't wait to come back to the UK for new "public footpath adventures".