Out and about [b][i]without[/i][/b] my good mate WhiteFriar who has just had a knee operation and will be out of action for a few weeks. It feels quite strange to be going solo for a change! While the temperatures had dropped a little from the weekend mini-Summer, it was still an excellent day to be out and the morning overcast conditions cleared to sunshine later in the day. I had set myself the objective of qualifying for "Explorer 133 Challenge" http://coord.info/GC37A2A and also collecting it. The research was a bit time consuming but eventually I had a database of potential drive bys, one per o/s map square (where I did not already have a find). Mind you, it should be said that some of today's parking spots were a little "creative"! I also ended up snipping out the odd cache or two from no less than six different series. However, by the end of the day it was mission accomplished with a few extras as well.
I was qualified http://www.15ddv.me.uk/geo/chal/explorer_challenges.html#133 but would I find the cache? Of course I could!! And fairly easily, though it was a very zigzaggy path I took to get from the parking spot to GZ. A lovely area that provided my only halfway proper walk of the day. Have a fav point.