I've been trying to fill up my months found grid (for the years 2002 to 2006) for the Half Jasmer challenge
July 2003 had been an empty slot for me, so I had this cache pencilled in for that, until that is when I saw it that it had been vandalised and hadn't been replaced. My heart sank as that's usually the first indicator of a cache on the way out. Those fears were realised when over a few weeks in the summer it was first disabled and then archived.
It's very rare for a cache to get unarchived so I started to make plans to find another one for July 2003. Then suddenly after a three month break it was back - so thanks to madmurdock1 for taking it over.
I had a day off work today so doing this cache was my top priority. It was a nice drive down here (loads of pretty beeches at the moment on the Alton road) and the cache was an easy find. I took the travel bug and left a combination lock