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The Sketch

Say yellow, wave goodbye. No, not the 1982 smash hit by Soft Cell. That would be spelled differently. No. Time to say goodbye to the Yellow section of the MKBW series of caches, which had passed their sell-by date some time ago and had started to be visited fairly infrequently. In fact, it’s amazing how there was a bit of a flood of interest in the series when I added a note to each one saying that they’d be archived at the end of the year.

As with all sections of the boundary walk, it’s essentially a point-to-point, requiring cunning logistics and/or more than one person. It’s about 10km from the start in Newton Longville to the end up near Hazeley School. On this one I think Kas both dropped me off at the start and picked me up from the finish. It didn’t take too long though, because it’s somewhat quicker to collect them up than it is to place them (or find them), especially when a fair few have been reported missing anyway. There were supposed to be 28 caches on the section, but I think I collected only about 20 usable boxes.

Generally the walking was quite fast although a little muddy. There’s a section after Newton Longville where it’s across the edges of agricultural fields. That section was rather muddy. And then there was a section along the old North Bucks Way. That section somehow manages to be muddy even in the middle of a drought.

That cleared a nice space for some new ones though. By the time I collected these up, I already had some idea what that would be. In fact I’d more or less planned the whole thing out and was ready to start placing things.

The caches I collected up from the MKBW Yellow section are shown below.