Out and about with my good mate WhiteFriar on a very pleasant Summer's day - yes it does look as though Summer is finally with us! Still a little chilly first thing when we set out from Dorking a little after 7:00 am but it soon warmed up. Our journey first took us Westward and then South Westward until we eventually ended up in the Portsmouth area. We collected Church Micros for the most part - it is amazing how they keep springing up - we can't keep up with them! Some picturesque churches along the way and some longer than usual Multis - not difficult but taking longer than planned for. It was also an opportunity to collect a few more Challenge caches a couple of terrain 5s and one Virtual. Regrettably we never reached the Wherigos and Earthcaches included (perhaps optimistically) in the plan. Weather permitting, we are already talking about coming back next week to continue where we left off. We finished early at around 7:00 pm so as to give us time to drop in on the Surrey event, this month held in Farnham, on the way home. Overall, despite the one DNF, a really great day.
I saw this as it was published and immediately started down the long road to qualification, though with a few lapses in the early months. From June last year I became more disciplined and subsequently hit every day squarely on the head to finally qualify on 11th June this year. One unexpected benefit was a FTF at "Double time Challenge" http://coord.info/GC4C26V which has the identical qualification requirement. When that one came out I had just one day to go!
I will confess to being slightly dismayed when I saw where the cache was hidden but after some research settled on ===sgb's start point (N50 56.857 W000 45.420 - space for two cars) from where we managed a car to car time of just 35 minutes, albeit helped by a swift find at GZ. A pleasant walk but we can hear other caches calling out to be found.....