Out and about with my good mate WhiteFriar on an absolutely glorious day - it was actually better than the weather I had in Italy though last week! A predominantly Church Micro day, in part because we have been neglecting them but mostly because that is just the way the day worked out. Along the way we did manage three Virtuals, including another YOSM, a very old cache to give WhiteFriar another tick towards the Jasmer challenge and just the one challenge cache. We did have five other challenge caches on the collection list but we ran out of time and daylight. We will be back to pick up where we left off!
An excellent day with 37 found out of 37 attempted. Most of the 31 Church Micros proved fairly straightforward and have, regrettably, rather blurred in my recollection. I remember have difficulty counting shells which was only resolved after visiting the wrong GZ. On another we needed a picture which was not in our GPSs and had to do some inspired guess work. There was one where we could not find a particular person but still managed to deduce what values the missing digits needed to be. On another we searched a tiny GZ intensively for several minutes and were on the verge of giving up before finally putting hand to cache container.
For "Sweet Fanny Adams" the SatNav brought us to a locked gate (it was still quite early in the day) but we circled round and soon found there was another way in. Unusual to find a Virtual without logging requirements, so we took a photo or two to prove we were really there.
For "Luminous Motion (Hampshire)" our problem was finding somewhere to park. We eventually found somewhere to leave the car and approached on foot. As has been remarked in earlier logs, there is no longer a number on the lamp post. However, we took some photos and offer them as proof we were there.
It was pleasing to tick off another YOSM http://coord.info/GC45CC one that provided us with a pleasant walk and a most unusual structure nearby (see photos). Reading the plaque we were informed that a horse was buried there - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farley_Mount for further information.
"One Foot in The Downs (Hampshire)" was another pleasant stroll, albeit all uphill and requiring us to locate the right tracks that zigzag their way up to GZ. Followed the hint and soon found the container, which is in excellent condition. Good to see this old, old cache being well maintained. Also good to see a good sized cache container.
"The 'Double Digit Blockbusters' Challenge Cache" http://coord.info/GC3ACAM was the final cache of the day and found in fading light. I qualified for this http://www.15ddv.me.uk/geo/chal/double_digit_blockbusters_challenge.html in September last year and it has been on my collection list ever since. A good challenge, one that required some careful planning over a number of months to get the requisite number of caches to qualify.
PS. Nearly forgot, WhiteFriar passed the 8000 mark today and we celebrated it with a Virtual for his milestone.