CC stands for Chuffed Cachers and also for Caerphilly Completed!
Having completed the rest of the Collection yesterday, we headed out for The Accumulator today. We were blessed with dry skies, and we were grateful. E was particularly grateful for a complete absence of insects, save for two long, fuzzy caterpillars sunning themselves in the grass.
Along the way, E nearly got lost in the tall, reedy grass. (She feels that 5'2" qualifies her as a pygmy.) S had no trouble with the bogs or boulders, but then he has years of Venture Scout experience. Both of us agree, however, that this is "hiking boots are a must" territory. This is also "map and compass required" territory, and we spent most of the day navigating to boundary stones, cairns, shake holes, sheep tracks, and other features of interest.
We had spectacular, if slightly shady, views all around: we could see the Sugar Loaf, the Pen y Fan trio, Dowlais hill, Morlais hill (hello, MM3!), and even the little tump on Twmbarlwm! This is the heart of home for Simon, and it has fast become "home" for Elizabeth, as well.
We think the cheat mentioned in the cache description is an excellent cheat, because it took us to a spot we found interesting for a variety of reasons -- but we shall say no more here.
Left Pomboo TB and a Canadian Geocoin.
Thank you very very very much, Write and Mane, for this outstanding series!! We had an excellent time exploring the area and its dramatic and diverse history and geology! We applaud you for the time and effort you put into this saga.