Mickey’s Mystery Tour

Mickey’s Mystery Tour

A warm Sunday afternoon and the opportunity for a bit of tupperware action.

On this occasion I was accompanied by the Happy Hunter, and in our sights we had a recently released series that forms a big picture of Mickey Mouse’s head. It’s a series of fairly simple puzzles that results in a loop of caches around the village of Toft, which is a place I’ve been caching through on multiple occasions in the past (see CacheAthon Part 2Will This Ever End ? and No More Heart Attack !). In fact, this was fourth time I’d been through here, and maybe the third time I’d parked here. Hmm! Cache Central!

On this occasion I parked down a side street on the way to the church, having stopped rather dubiously for 10 minutes in a bus stop (it was a Sunday and there weren’t any buses due) to collect the materials for a couple of multis which we assumed would be on the route. They were. In fact, they were only just outside the village.

The walking was fairly easy. They don’t really have any hills in Toft, and the fields were all dry, so progress was quite swift.

The series forms a couple of loops – a small inner loop that we walked first, and a larger outer loop that runs all the way out to Caldecote and Comberton.

It was a good day out, but I have no way of proving that because once again I didn’t see fit to take my camera with me.

The 62 caches I found on the day were:


Titchmarsh

Titchmarsh

It was a balmy Sunday in April and the time was right for a good-old day of cache hunting.

I decided to head off to Titchmarsh, where there seemed to be two looping series with a total of over 80 caches that form a figure-of-eight shape – called the Titchmarsh Trackable and the Clopton Coordinate, which is a fairly typical naming convention for the owner, poshrule.

I parked up in the middle of the village, which meant I was starting at one end of the figure-of-eight, and hence had no opportunity to duck out once I got going. The total distance to be walked was approximately a half-marathon, which is a long way when caching, however the early stages were made fairly fast by the fact that they were along a paved road. In fact, of the 83 caches I found on the day, more than 60 were alongside paved roads. That makes for relatively easy walking, especially in this area, where there aren’t many hills. In all it took me 6 1/2 hours to complete the walking parts. By the time I got back to the car I was done with walking for the day.

Driving home was easy if a bit painful due to the onset of stiffness, but all in all, a good day of caching. For some reason I didn’t anticipate finding anything interesting to photograph, so I didn’t take my camera.

The 83 caches I found on the day were: