A new challenge "Church Micro Challenge Cache...When I go to Church" http://coord.info/GC4A9BW was published on 24th April 2013 and was received with very mixed feelings. I hate streaks but it was only for seven days. We have already done so many Church Micros but there are many more. After a few discussions with my caching partner, some delicate negotiations with my non-geocaching partner, careful examination of diaries and a quick look at what was out there we decided it was in fact feasible, albeit it was going to cover a lot of miles!
Day 1: An easy start. Various commitments meant we only had a window of a few hours but that proved plenty to get the cache we needed and a few others. First up was a Letterbox Hybrid and, apart from a brief misunderstanding of what was required for 'f', this presented no difficulties, a pleasant walk to GZ and a quick find. Naturally, while in the vicinity, we picked up the challenge cache, which we both comfortably qualify for.
Next up were a pair of Church Micros (3646 & 3496). However, these were for me only as WhiteFriar requires them for Sunday - day 5 of the challenge, when I have family commitments that require me to go for a very specific cache at a specific time. Fortunately neither of these presents any difficulties and both were found quickly.
We could have left it at that but, with time to spare, it was a golden opportunity to nab a certain nearby Earthcache that had been closed to me the last time I attempted it. Used the same parking spot, in through the back gate and all done and dusted in double quick time. Pleasingly the rain held off throughout the afternoon - I wonder if we will stay dry for the duration of this quest....?
To round off the day I dropped in on the Sussex event, in part to meet a man about a big bag full of 60ml sample pots and also to say hello to a few people. Unfortunately I could not stay long as I needed to get home and start cooking supper....
PS. Just noticed - six caches and six different icons!