I'd driven back home after dropping Bobcat off at work this afternoon. I had two and a half hours free until I had to pick him up again so I decided to fill that time by having a go at this cache. I'd seen that quite a few people had taken two or more visits to finish it so I thought I could at least make a start.
I had no problems finding the car park but but there weren't any leaflets for the self-guided trail there. I did consider returning home at this point but I decided to carry on. That was the correct decision as it turned out as the trail markers were perfectly adequate. If anybody does need one by the way you can download it from this Surrey Wildlife Trust page for Rodborough Common.
It was a lovely sunny Autumn afternoon and I really enjoyed the walk. I didn't have any problems finding the bench, and after taking the GPS reading there continued on. I arrived at Mousehill Corner and took another reading.
The junction was quite large and I could see that that might've made one of the numbers ambiguous. I bore that in mind when doing my calculations for the final co-ordinates. I also double-checked everything as I'm always a little nervous doing arithmetic without the Geochecker safety net.
I set off along what seemed to be the most appropriate path and checked the hint as I approached the GZ. Actually finding caches is one of my weakest points and on the face of it the hint seemed decidedly unhelpful. However everything went right when I arrived: I walked to a point where my GPSr said 2 metres, reached down and there was the cache.
It's always good to see an ammo can cache - there are so few around here. Before signing the logbook I had a read through it to see who had been here before. I swapped a statuette of a hedgehog for the cow compass.
A really enjoyable cache. As a bonus it being from November 2005 meant that it filled an empty slot in my Jasmer grid too. So thanks for keeping it going all this time.
#1593 TFTC (+fave point)