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Found it colincactus found Consecutive Church Micro Challenge

Saturday, January 18, 2014Southern England, United Kingdom

I'd spoken to Mellers at the Hampshire Event in Fleet a couple of weeks back and I'd mentioned that I was planning on picking up some caches in the Portsmouth area soon. Since then she's been very busy: replacing her Well Read Havant cache (which I'd previously DNFed), and publishing a new puzzle (Oodles which I'd solved).

So I decided that I'd make today a Mellers day: I'd collect the two aforementioned caches and also try to qualify for this challenge.

I looked through the church micro lists and quickly found how hard it is to find three church micros that qualify. Either they are miles apart, or they don't have different owners.

So I tried a different tack - copy what other people have used. I saw that MrCryptic's list had included a cache that I'd already found (Church Micro 1713...Ash). All I had to do was to find the other two.

I set off to get them this morning. To get to Frensham I had to drive through a quarter of a mile of flooded roads. The cache was a nice multi and happily was a much less stressful experience. Then on to Waterlooville which was a simple trad. So I'd finished the challenge.

Here's a summary of the qualifying caches:

#1711 (Frensham, St Mary the Virgin) set by theguestfamily - found today
#1712 (Sacred Heart Waterlooville) set by yaldea and alljan - found today
#1713 (Ash) set by Ten Miles Max - found 26-Apr-2013

More details here.

Very busy with muggles walking their dogs today. However thanks to the helpful hint I had a good idea where the cache would be. There was a big puddle nearby so I could go in for the grab while I walked around it. Yes! Then after signing the log I performed the reverse manoeuvre to replace it.

#1653 TFTC

infoA Mystery Cache is the “catch-all” of cache types, this form of cache can involve complicated puzzles you will first need to solve to determine the coordinates. The only commonality of this cache type is that the coordinates listed are not of the actual cache location but a general reference point, such as a nearby parking location. Due to the increasing creativity of geocaching this becomes the staging ground for new and unique challenges.
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