I set off on the journey back home, takes about an hour and a half and I was thinking while I was driving down the M62 that I haven't done any caching for a while and the failure the day before wasn't much of an effort! I still have my 100 caches for 2011 goal and currently have 28 for the year. This is a little behind schedule but I am hoping the weather gets me out more in the summer. In fact it is a nice day today and I have a few planned on the Leeds to Liverpool Canal near Blackburn.
Anyway totally waffling on and going off track a bit. So I was coming home on the M62 and decided, because there won't be many people about I could have a crack at a cache I DNF on a while back. In fact when I first started caching I didn't get this on 10/10/10, obviously I had no idea about the worldwide event. This cache got a favourite point from me because it was such a nice place to go. GCNQ58 - Hapton Castle is a clough with water running down. Not very deep and at parts is as wide as the clough that has 50 foot walls either side. This means wellies are a must and it just adds to the fun of this one.
A view down the end
Near GZ. Very Muddy
Its very quite down here and all you can hear are the birds and the flow of water. I heard a Woodpecker on my way back but didn't manage to see it to take a picture.
When I got back to write the log I noticed there was a trackable in there that I had completely missed. I also noticed it had been there for almost 3 months with nobody moving it. So I emailed the owner who replied saying the have recently moved to Australia but would love it if I could move it on. So my plan this afternoon is to go and grab it, hope there is nobody about (camera is always a good one so you can stand near the cache without suspicion!). Then later on I can get it dropped off near Blackburn!
A Ford near the parking area
So thanks very much to Ian Z who placed this cache back in 2005, it was a awesome place to come and I will defiantly be back for a walk. I have also thought about placing my first cache down here as well. Who knows? Will let you know when the time comes.
Just before I go I wanted to congratulate Jakaru on his 700th find! Have a look at his blog HERE. Give him a comment, it will make his day. Also thanks to him for mentioning my blog as well, I am almost at 900 hits and have a few followers (you know who you are!). Thanks for reading and I promise to make sure this blog is updated more often!