I find that most challenges seem to fall into two camps: either you already qualify for them (boring) or you have to do something quite demanding in a short period of time (exciting but stressful). This challenge was something different again. The rule that only one church per day would count meant that the challenge itself was done at a very relaxed pace. It was interesting doing the research to find the closest churches for each letter, and it took me to places that I wouldn't ordinarily go. I really enjoyed doing it.
My first four years of caching were nearly worthless with respect to qualifying for this challenge: I only had the first "C". However I've been steadily accumulating letters since February and I finished at the end of last month with the CO's church micro at Ockham.
Here are my churches:
C GC2DQYW Church Micro 1320...Compton - Watts Chapel 5 Sep 2010
H GC3Z5DF Church Micro 3100: Hextable Methodist Church 18 Feb 2013
U GC2XR7K Church Micro 1880 - Upper Bramdean 24 Feb 2013
R GC2T6J5 Church Micro 1779 - Ropley - St Peter 29 Mar 2013
C GC1PD2W Church Micro 555 - Chawton - St Nicholas 30 Mar 2013
H GC3DCE3 Church Micro 2499...Haslemere 7 Apr 2013
M GC3VM6Q Church Micro 2252....Midhurst Catholic 13 Apr 2013
I GC352ZK Church Micro 1105... Itchen Abbas 18 Apr 2013
C GC2R26F Church Micro 1723...Chilworth-Franciscan Friary 22 Apr 2013
R GC17D3F Church Micro 14...Ranmore 23 Apr 2013
O GC3X638 Church Micro 2677...Ockham 29 Apr 2013
More details here.
I decided to go to get the cache during my lunch break today. The bluebells at the GZ are in full flower now. They are a beautiful sight, but it makes it difficult to get to the cache at the moment. I carefully made my way around them. Oh no an ivy covered tree - just what I need when I'm in a rush to get back to work. It seemed that the cache took ages to find but it was probably only five minutes.
#1365 TFTC (+fave point)