Geocaches - 17 Found, 3xDNF
Distance - 7 Miles
Post Walk Refreshment - London Pride at the Black Boy, Heronfield
New Year's Eve is always a time to reflect on the attainment of goals - some were hit with aplomb;
- Completing the Brummie Ring
- Starting the Ridgeway
- Doing a monthly trip to the Smoke for the London Loop
- Joining CAMRA
- Being nice to Sonia
Unfortunately, there has been one notable exception. I really wanted to get to 1000 caches in a calendar year. Before today's (admittedly cache laden) walk, these are the scores on the doors.
|Back on the Millennium Way|
|Brr. At least the mud is hard|
Not going to go through them all, but you can get a glimpse as to why I didn't get the number, when the GZ for the 2nd of the day has been turned into sawdust.
|Who Stole the ICT?|
The walk today is functional. The caches are a little tough but I soon get into the rhythm after a couple of genuine early DNFs. Leave the canal and head through typical midlands countryside, picking up the Heart of England Way (future goal) for some decent walking.
Accompanied by the constant roar of planes taking off from Birmingham Airport. The only genuine item of interest is Temple Balsall, but we must be saving this for the next leg, as we turn off before getting into photo range.
I'll let the photos do the talking for this stage.
|Into the Frosty Fields|
|Picking up the Heart of England Way at a GZ (Guess where)|
|Hurrah - Nature Captured at the 3rd Attempt. Some Bird of Prey on a Branch|
Last cache of the day contains a TB. One to carry into 2015. All that remains is to check out the pub.
|The Black Boy - Dunno who Rigby is but it was built in 1793|
Goals for 2015. Ooh, I think I'll have another crack at 1000 caches.