FTF at 6:40pm.
And I very nearly didn't leave the house! I'd been out this afternoon and by the time I saw the notification email the cache had been published at least 3 hours and I'd have to fight through the rush hour traffic, requiring at least another half hour. With a relatively easy qualification requirement I was convinced someone else would get there first. However, nothing ventured, nothing gained, so load the cache into the GPS, grab the torch and head on out.
At GZ it's starting to get dark and though I believe I have the correct tree I can't find the little b****r. Time passes, it gets darker. No cache. I had initially feared I might not be first to find but I was starting to think a DNF was on the cards. Widened the search and then spot a location that gets my cacher instinct all excited. A grope, another grope and I have the container! What's more, it's a virgin log - very pleasing!
As far as qualification goes, I will draw your attention to my Jasmer Challenge http://www.15ddv.me.uk/geo/chal/jasmer_challenge.html web page. As at today's date, I have found caches placed in 12 different months in 2000 and 2001. I have 1 find for caches placed in 2000 and 18 for 2001.