I have an interesting tale to tell about the missing cache box after it's last find on the 8th May this year.
I work as an INA a Primary School in Saltdean, East Sussex; on Monday, a pupil in my class came to me excited as he'd found some treasure at the weekend. He showed me the plastic container, and it's contents which were a very rusty key shaped metal money clip, a 500 Tanzanian Shilling note and a small notebook. The writing within the notebook was totally illegible however, the boy pointed out to me some "secret" language and codes which potentially lead to more treasure - he was beside himself with excitement!! I realised it was geocaching language and gave the cache name and GC code and the geocaching website!
I explained to the boy what geocaching was all about and that ideally he would have left the box where he'd found it so fellow cachers could sign the book.
Here comes the amazing part..... he said that he found it soaking as it had been in the sea and washed up on the beach he was visiting for a holiday - Selsey Beach, West Sussex, on mainland UK!!! Amazingly - somehow - this little box had travelled all the way up across the Channel - facing some pretty rough conditions and landed on this beach to be found by an innocent passer by!!
I contacted the owner to tell him about this amazing revelation and we felt we had to share it!! It's extraordinary that it survived and the owner has kindly said the boy can keep his "treasure" and a replacement cache has been safely replaced!
Note to all future cachers - please place it securely in place - who knows where the next one will end up!!
Happy ending for everyone and mystery solved for the whereabouts of the missing container for the person on the 3rd of June who reported a DNF!!
Happy caching one and all!