This was our fourth cache of a day out caching in all manner of weather. By this time in the afternoon, the rain was barely more than a sporadic drizzle, and we set out without our waterproofs.
We had a pleasant journey up the track and found the region of the cache straight away. As we started hunting, Simon remembered the warning about wood ants and remarked, "That's one impressive nest!" Elizabeth, who was on the other side of the large mound, scoffed, "Surely not; ants could never pile up logs like this!" After some debate and a swap of positions, we saw we both were right: a colony of ants had mounded up a muddy nest within a heap of sawn tree trunks.
We found the cache straight after and signed the log, accumulating no formic acid in the process. We had nothing suitable to leave in the box, but we assured the next finders that we were both shiny with the afternoon's exertions!
Thanks for bringing us to this interesting woodland.