Notable caches today: Some of the Monkey Puzzle series, Eleanor’s Sweetie Jar, Wellow Woods Nature Trail, Funny Money, and Sound and Vision, The UK’s first oil field earthcache.
WARNING! THIS ENTRY CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE WELLOW WOODS NATURE TRAIL.
A puzzling start to the day
We decided to stick to trails that were nearby today. Our first call was at the ‘Monkey Puzzle’ series. The names of the caches related to the names of islands from the Monkey Island computer games. These were my absolute favorites and I have fond memories of playing them on our very first PC. 1.2GB hard drive, 128mb RAM and a Pentium 133 processor, but it ran monkey island 1 and 2 and that’s all we needed! No need for all the fancy graphics we have nowadays 😉 We thought this would be a circular walk but it turned out to be a bit over the show and we had to move the car 3 times. We only ended up grabbing a couple as we wanted a nice big walk…
Our first letterbox
After this we headed over to do our first Letterbox cache, ‘Eleanor’s Sweetie Jar’. In a previous blog entry I’d done about ‘Special Caches‘ I mentioned not being too sure what a letterbox cache was. The owner of this cache, Slightly Tall Paul stepped in and left a comment on my entry explaining better and mentioned this cache. Well, how could we go up here and not grab his cache after he was so kind as to comment and fill us in on letterboxes? So after the Monkey Puzzle cache attempt we headed over here. It took a little while to find as although it was quite a big sweetie jar it looked like it’d been coated in about 2 rolls of camo tape! 😉 When we opened it up it was jam packed with swag. More than you could ever imagine. Inside were not 1, not 2, not 3, BUT FOUR travel bugs!!! We swapped 3 with what we had, but left one as it was quite a different TB. It was a “Cache 2 cache TB” and actually a little tupperware container with a logbook and some little swag items in it. An interesting idea, but not something we wanted to carry around with us.
A very different Travel Bug
We don’t have a stamp for logbooks, but I did a little doodle of Teddy, our Geodog instead. It was a bit crappy. I’ll have to practice for future letterboxes 🙂 It was a brilliant example to get us started with letterboxing. […]
Our mark in the logbook
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