Piratemania 2014 with the Essex Crew


And so it was time again for the fabulous yearly Piratemania Mega event. This year it was further north in the beautiful town of Cartmel, famous for their wonderful sticky toffee pudding (And yes, of course we had some whilst we were there!) 😀

We headed up on the Friday night with our Team Essex crew of Doggywalker, Yorkie63, MummaD, Natlie92, Riskt4ker and Hollyncharlie. Before long we had pitched up the Essex camp and were ready to sail the seven seas and plunder dubloons!

Just in case you couldn't guess who the tent belongs to!

Just in case you couldn’t guess who the tent belongs to!

Proudly flying the Essex flag

Proudly flying the Essex flag

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MEGA PirateMania 2013!!!


And so it was time again for the PirateMania MEGA event in the UK. This time around it was based in Stratford-Upon-Avon on Saturday 27th July 2013 which was just a short distance from the location of the annual UK MEGA event being held the following weekend. PirateMania is all about having fun, dressing up, having a drink and having a laugh. There are some geocaches thrown in for good measure too! 😉 I arrived on the Friday afternoon with our Team Essex shipmates: Andy750x, Infinson, Fincache, Sircache1, Tot66, PeCeH, Kris&Co, Yorkie63, MummaD, Natlie92, HollynCharlie, Helennbrian, Doggywalker and Stones2005. We were also joined by BigBadJohn1402 the following morning making a group of 31 of us! We set up camp in a large area making a circle so as to have a communal area in the middle for the kids and adults to play! 🙂

The main Piratemania campsite

The main Piratemania campsite

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Piratemania V – The Essex Invasion!


At last it was time for the Geocaching event that we’d been looking for for months: Piratemania V, a MEGA in the UK. Piratemania is an event in its 5th year which unexpectedly went MEGA last year. As you might gather from the title it’s a pirate-themed event. The actual MEGA was on Saturday 21st July, however we headed to Ashbourne, Derbyshire for fun and frolics camping from Friday to Sunday.

Docking the ship

We pitched our tent up at the campsite late on Friday morning next to fellow Essex cachers mel-ray and happycabbage who had arrived at about the same time as us and soon cracked on with the piratey tent decorations!

The good ship Cassandy

It wasn’t long before we were joined by more of the Essex crew with Hollyncharlie, yorkie63, risktak4r, bigbadjohn1402, tazzy1234, unobtainium, and geotrowel turning up shortly afterwards with most of them pitching their tents along our row so we were all together. With many people arriving after work the camp site was soon packed and heaving with cachers, pirate flags, and some very uniquely decorated tents/motor homes!

Just a small sample of flags!

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