Is it even geocaching, though?

How ridiculous! We didn’t realise you could claim finds just by going to the pub, but that’s what an event cache is. Or more correctly, that’s what this event cache is. What a brilliant idea, although the purists might argue that 3-4 hours for a single find is a bit wasteful.

In this case, it was the Bucks/Beds/Herts Border-ing on the Ridiculous #32 Event Cache at Calverton Shoulder of Mutton, organised by XBoxCrew.

Some of the keen guys went for a splash around Calverton to find 7 newly planted caches as well. Given that we had the sprogs with us and it was a bit of a last-minute decision, we chose not to. We were happy to eat nachos and meet a few fellow addicts.

Highlights included a long discussion with the XBoxCrew on the subject of childcare and how to make time for caching. And a couple of very useful information gathering discussions with zensunni and Kitey. These subsequently resulted in successful outings. The evening was also an informal 10,000th cache celebration for bones1.

In actual fact, it was a good night out and the location is excellent both for entertaining the kids and for stuffing your face with quality nosh.