Next we all went to West Wycombe near the hell fire caves to walk around the hill behind and cache at the same time. There were a few single caches and a series of Geolympix Solar System (GSS caches are hidden at scale distances from the ‘sun’; the golden globe atop West Wycombe church). This was fun except more hills !!! We spent ages looking for one then just as we were about to give up I had one last look at a likely tree and found it. The containers on these were also different and great to find as this adds to the fun too 🙂 Only problem is that the last one we went for called GSS03: Earth – Geolympix Solar System was not to be discovered but on checking the cache page we realised that it was the first in the series and that it was a puzzle type multicache and not only that but we should have been collecting some numbers from the others in the series to be able to finish …oops ! So now we know were to find “Earth” but have to return to the others to complete for the final location of the mystery cache 😦 ………back up that HILL !!!!!!!
Tuesday we went out at 10.30 this morning and drove to Fingest to do circle E of the Geolympix Marathon series. Five rings, covering a total distance of 26.2 miles. It’s located in the beautiful Chiltern Hills, around the picturesque villages of Turville, Skirmett and Fingest, close to the Buckinghamshire/Oxfordshire border.The route is mostly on footpaths and bridleways, with the occasional short section on minor roads. There were some hills, but the views from the top are fantastic! (The Chiltern Hills is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which stretches from the River Thames in Oxfordshire to Hitchin in Hertfordshire and is nationally-protected as some of the finest countryside in the UK. The Chilterns are one of the most wooded areas of England, with one-fifth covered by woodland. The area is well-known for its beech trees, but ash, cherry and oak are also widespread. There is a huge variety of wildlife with the Red Kite now being a common sight, since its reintroduction to the area in the early 1990’s). We had a fantastic day finishing about 6pm and met some lovely people including another geocacher who had done two rings already and we were only halfway through one….lol. We also saw a fallow deer run across the path ahead of us once but it was to quick to get a good look, maybe next time 🙂
Wednesday night we crept out at 8.45pm to get some caches to get up to ONE HUNDRED logged. We were on 97 so not to many to get. We first went to find Christmas log in Downley in the middle of an estate and quite a few muggles about even at that time but after a small search we located it. Then we went to Beaconsfield and managed to find RSOE Hampden and RSOE Cut-Throat on a mud lane no streetlights and a spooky railway bridge to drive through…. 100 CACHES :D) FANTASTIC but we weren’t done so we carried on and got two more, RSDE Hogback wood and RSOE Know your limits, one of which was a cache hidden in a real stone which is the first of this kind for us…very nice and that means 102 to date …It’s All About The Numbers…lol
- West Wycombe Caves (Hellfire Caves) (jshroot.wordpress.com)