Geocaches - 43
If you have a plan, you have to stick with it... regardless of the weather. I had a cache trail setup on the GPS from Combe Martin. One look at the window and it became obvious that this would be a solo outing.... biblical rain, teeming in over the hills.
Guide Dog Abi and Mrs M decide to stay in, watching Good Morning Britain and researching "Best Devon Cream Teas" for this afternoons entertainment.
I head off - albeit without my good camera - grabbing one of the few road side parking spots on the way into Combe Martin.
Not going to do war and peace on the blog - I have a lot of logging to do - but the highlights..
- Kevham is one of the best CO I have found for some time. The caches are all handmade, raising a smile and well maintained. Thank you so much - if you read this and let me know which pub you drink in, I'll leave you a pint behind the bar - assuming a) I visit it and b) it is open.
- The walk takes me over the highest point of the South West Coast Path - on Hangmans Hill.
- Of course, this was in the clouds. All I can tell you is that it has a giant cairn on the top.
- Goretex does not work. I am soaked through to my non goretex pants
- Its hard to cache when there is steam and water droplets on your glasses
- In this part of Devon, when you are not going up, you are going down
Here are the few photos from today.
|Combe Martin Beach - no one there ay 8am in the rain|
|Little Hangman - Big Hangman was in the clouds|
|Combe Martin Church - near the end of the round|
Home, showered and dry and I think I have just enough time to log my caches before heading to May Cottage Tea Rooms, Croyde.