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Amberel TOP CACHE geocoin House of Dragons TOP CACHE geocoin

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Released:
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Origin:
London, United Kingdom
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of the owner.

This is not collectible.

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I have no goal, and I won't be leaving the clammy mitts of my owner. 

About This Item

I will be using this to log my favourite caches - these are not necessarily great caches but ones where I have had a great caching experience be it due to the cache or events that occurred at the time (and for which you probably had to be there!)

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    Visited 10/19/2013 HouseOfDragons took it to Beyond The Rainbow - A night cache! South East England, United Kingdom - 16.84 miles  Visit Log

    Just be thankful that the photo was such poor quality - that's all I'm saying. For someone who spent the evening whinging about my inappropriate attire, he certainly was pushing the boundaries of decency.

    All credit and large quantities of respect and admiration (and possibly a few sessions in therapy) must go to MrSVimes. Not for climbing up for initial log signing requirements but for going beyond the call of duty when physically shoving Muzza up there later. Not for the first time I'm told - I think I was a bit of a gooseberry. Another "not for the first time" experience was having Muzza hurl himself out of a tree at my feet, although this time he managed it with a little more grace and elegance.

    The night had started badly with two DNFs and a run in with some children dressed up as police (Allegedly. I wouldn't know as I'd shuffled off to the car, head down as soon as I clocked them in the distance). MrSVimes and I had insisted that this was going to be Muzzas 100th and we were forcing him to find 13 caches on the way down, whether he wanted to or not.

    Having finally arrived at the parking coordinates with the right number of caches under our belts, excitement was building as we prepared ourselves by the car. I'm sure the passing vehicle that hooted at us was full of cachers and nothing dodgy - after all, we'd not brought a dog.

    The first tack was spotted after a short squelch along a muddy path as first MrSVimes and then I lead the way, with Muzza cursing and tripping up behind us. Tacks followed thick, fast and bright (I'll let you work out which of us those apply to) and soon we were at the first stopping point. A disaster was narrowly averted, another cache was claimed a cross-woods walk away, and we headed off elsewhere to climb, throw and laugh hysterically.

    Despite my demands that this not be found until after midnight, the log was signed at about 11:57, followed by at least 30 minutes of knot tying, huffing and puffing and, in one case, a close encounter someone didn't want to repeat. Like I said, count yourselves lucky the photo is a) poor quality and b) taken about 3 minutes late.

    Fabulous cache and fabulous fun

    Visited 8/25/2013 HouseOfDragons took it to Z is for Zitting London, United Kingdom - 8.94 miles  Visit Log

    Too long to post! You'll have to visit the cache page

    Visited 5/18/2013 HouseOfDragons took it to Share Bride Failing Star London, United Kingdom - 1.74 miles  Visit Log

    After a quiet day spent idly caching with no agenda at all had left me on 665 caches, I arranged to meet some friends in the cafe at John Lewis to discuss which caches were worthy of the honour of being #666. I was expecting some social chit chat over a caramel macchiato and possibly a slice of blueberry cheesecake and had dressed accordingly. I should have been suspicious at the attire of my comrades but I assumed Muzza was going clubbing in SoHo afterwards and MrSVimes had probably come straight from work. Also, Belarus was performing at Eurovision, I was 2 glasses into a bottle of Pinot and my attention span was limited. Odd choice of parking spot too, when we got there, but no matter - perhaps this was the VIP entrance.

    You know that sound made when you scratch a needle off an old vinyl record? Insert that here.

    There was no cappuccino, macchiato or latte.
    There was no cake.
    I was bitterly disappointed.

    Thankfully, I had worn my Anti-Bat Hat, which doubled as arachnid protection. Nevertheless, I stooped far more than was strictly necessary in order to put at least 24 inches between my head and anything with more than two legs. As it happens, there were no bats. Probably because the spiders had eaten them all.

    At one point I thought I was going to be swept away by a maelstrom of... well, let’s just leave it at maelstrom shall we...? But other than that all was as pleasant as an uneventful riverside stroll in the spring sunshine. Apart from the spiders. Did I mention those? Usually the advice when doing stupid things is “Don’t look down.” This was definitely a case of “Don’t look up.”

    After a short while, I skipped happily up to the cache and signed the log.
    Or I may have hissed, menacingly, “Just tell me where the $£%&*@ thing is and get me out of here.”
    Who knows. Either way, the cache was found.

    After signing the log, I turned round to find Homer Simpson and King Kong. Clearly there was something other than water in the mist.
    And, after a short while, Elvis turned up.
    As did a large spider, sitting on my hand, which I brushed off nonchalantly and laughed about. Or shrieked and danced around flapping my hands... I forget which.

    I would like to say TFTC but I’m not entirely sure that covers it...

    Discovered It 2/24/2013 Mr S Vimes discovered it   Visit Log

    I discovered this lovely coin after joining its owner in a team effort with MuzzaDazzler to find another Top cache

    Visited 2/22/2013 HouseOfDragons took it to Take a Peake London, United Kingdom - 3.96 miles  Visit Log
    Visited 2/21/2013 HouseOfDragons took it to Torech Ungol London, United Kingdom - 4,078.48 miles  Visit Log

    I think my role was mainly to look decorative - a role I fulfilled beautifully with more layers of machine washable fabric and rubber than you could possibly imagine. As MrSV, MuzzaDazzler and I stood in the middle of a field with assorted bags stuffed full of tools we couldn’t have looked any more suspicious. Thankfully it was pitch black, about -20 and snowing: we were the only idiots out there.

    After a good search, the first glimmer was spotted and were off... #2 & 3 were found soon after and then nothing. Nothing apart from the two moving tacks that moved and then froze, quite literally like a small furry animal caught in headlights. We looked here and there and, with the help of Google Earth and Ordnance Survey maps on my iPhone, we had a plan. A PAF confirmed our intuition and we were off again, soon picking up the trail once more.

    When the trail ran cold again, we searched about, spotted something suspicious and made a leap of faith based on our combined caching expertise and, in one case, agility. Suitably furnished with information, we headed off to somewhere we knew we had to be all along. At this point, MrSV and I strode ahead, leaving Muzza to trail at least 10 paces behind as we tried to pretend it was either a) perfectly normal to be walking along dressed like this or b) he wasn’t with us. I’m not sure what the dog walking lady near our destination thought as we walked by but I’m sure she’ll be scouring the local papers for the next week or so trying to find out what was going on.

    So, on to what we had expected to be doing much earlier in the evening, and I can’t say it looked any more appealing than I thought it would. A 50/50 decision was made and confirmed after a short wade, with the shining spots leading us onward. Final instructions were retrieved, followed by a lot of procrastination as the task ahead loomed. Still, the cache probably wasn’t going to just walk out so there was really no choice. It has to be said that the “no scenic view” attribute for this cache is accurate. Especially if you’re at the rear of proceedings. Photos were taken, the cache was signed and TBs retrieved. Sodden gloves were caught and stuck cachers were unceremoniously yanked out of tight places. Mission accomplished there was just the long trudge back to the car.

    At this point, Muzza seemed keen to go drinking to celebrate finding this cache and looked crestfallen when it was pointed out that a) the pubs were all shut b) we were filthy and c) his attire was not suited for anywhere outside of certain specialist clubs in Soho.

    All in all a fabulous cache and possibly the most stupid thing I’ve ever done on a night out.

    Visited 8/3/2012 HouseOfDragons took it to Half Moon Bay Antigua and Barbuda - 4,090.69 miles  Visit Log

    Perhaps the most beautiful cache we've been to :-)

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    Discovered It 6/12/2012 lucyflight discovered it   Visit Log

    Discovered at SELBACs 2nd Birthday event.

    Discovered It 6/9/2012 The Creepy Crawlies discovered it   Visit Log

    Spotted at Selbac 2nd anniversary! What a beautiful coin!

    Discovered It 6/6/2012 Tinkertee discovered it   Visit Log

    Spotted at the Selbac Jubilee Meet.

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