Well, what a great day this was!
When the 81 puzzle caches in Blombacka came out, I managed to solve some and even got a few FTF's.
I thought I was going to wait with the rest so I had something to do during the long and cold winter evenings,
but a week later we had already solved about 60 of them. Pretty addictive. :P
But it seemed someone else had been busy as well.
During last weeks event, Larssen told us he had solved them all! And not only that...he wanted to go and get them as soon as possible and preferably all in one day. That sounded like a nice little geocaching mission.
A date was set and during the following days Larssen provided us with all the needed info.
Big thanks for that by the way as he put a serious amount of effort in that.
And finally today was the day.
Flasharry, Larssen, GunnarLJ, Team Tingleter, Nevelyn_Gorgora and myself.
Or, to make things a bit easier to log everything: Team Sola
That was the team that was going to tackle all 81 caches.
Spread out over 3 cars and armed with pens, paper, fika, ladders, fishing poles, mobile phones, GPS's and last but not least a good dose of humor we set off to do what we had to do around 08.00 in the morning.
An hour later we had already taken the first 19 caches and about half way through, while enjoying our well deserved fika, it was clear we were well ahead of schedule.
The second half went even better as this road seemed to be in better condition as the first.
As a result we logged the final cache around 13.17... about 5 hours after we had started.
Nice job everyone!
But it didn't stop there.
While replenishing our energy levels with a bit of food, it was clear that some of is were still hungry for a few more caches.
Larssen seemed to have some more coordinates up his sleeve and after saying goodbye to Gunnar and Team Tingleter, the rest of us (now named Mini Sola) hopped into the car. Direction Filipstad and our main goal were the "Klockan är ..." caches.
These caches were definitely not park and grab kind of caches. We often had to go quite a long way from the road to get to them, dodging muddy and wet puddles, dense vegetation, climbing some rocks and other tricky things.
Our biggest concern however, was the setting darkness.
The final few caches needed to be done with a flashlight and the long day caching started to take its toll on our caching senses.
As a result we left a few of the caches for what they were.
It had been such a great day and we didn't want to end it with frustrating DNF's,
A very huge thanks to the CO's who put out all the caches and provided us with a great experience!
(will be randomly putting out FP's as a token of appreciation)
Also a big thanks to Larssen for sharing and setting up this great day!
And finally a big thumbs up for all the team members. Great job!
Hopefully we can do this more often because I enjoyed it a lot!