Friday, 24 January 2014
Where to next?
Daughter, High Horse (teacher) keeps suggesting I should incorporate geocaches with my longer walks which sounds ok in theory, but, a week ago I found thirteen out of fourteen on one geocache-dedicated six mile round. That walk would normally take two and half to three hours, but it took five.
So, to find say half a dozen on a long walk day could extend time by a couple of hours. Companion walkers can be another factor if they are not fellow enthusiasts for the game, so one can feel uncomfortable spending a lot of time searching when your companion’s main objective is to get on with the walk.
My strategy for regular Thursday walks with Pete is to plan a route first (that is always down to me), then see if it coincides with any caches, and that is unlikely to amount to more than one or two.
For the last year since we completed the Lancaster Canal we have walked circular, approximately six mile routes almost every Thursday within half an hour’s drive of home without repetition, but it is now becoming increasingly difficult to find fresh ground , especially in this uncommonly wet winter when we try to keep mostly to quiet roads and lanes.
Our walk yesterday managed to find yet another new circle, and one geocache pleasingly situated at the point with best views.