Smif247 and I decided to do a couple of simple cache & dashes on the way back from the morning school run.
Things were going well, we visited a nice good size cache in memory of a local Scout (Stephen James Young Memorial Cache #1) and dropped a scout related travel bug. However, we had noticed that this particular cache may need moving at some point due to the building of a new academy and has become rather exposed in a highly muggle occupied area.
After logging our find we decided to go check out one that a fellow geocacher, Rosieb123, had asked us to try and find, as she had had little success. So off we drove to Dock Road Rasta.
A simple 1.5/1.5 cache & dash! Well, you would think so wouldn’t you?
There we were either side of a wall, hunting in the ivy for a micro for about 10 minutes. I get bored easily when I can’t see a cache straight away, so I sat on the small wall reading the logs while Smif247 carried on looking.
After a few minutes a particular log piqued my attention and I threw my legs over the wall rapidly, not realising that the drop on the other side was bigger, until I slid and scraped my thigh on the brickwork. Thankfully I was able to stop myself from sliding down the steep slope towards the main road, thwarting a lovely trip to A&E.
With my thigh smarting, and me sulking because I had ripped yet another pair of favourite jeans I quickly spotted our “prize”! Unfortunately I was in so much pain at the time I was unable to open the cache and sign the log myself.
Tip for newbies and old hats alike – Don’t ever wear your favourite jeans!