We didn’t even realise you could claim finds just by going to the pub, but that’s just what an 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, but given that we had the sprogs with us and it was a bit of a last minute decision, we were happy to eat nachos and meet a few fellow addicts. Particular 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 which have resulted in some subsequent 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.