So what’s going in my 2015 Caching Diary? 2015’s plan was probably just to do a bunch of caches. The more the better really. I ended up having my best year ever. It was helped massively by the release of a huge series of caches near the end of the year. That was the Hatley Heart Attack.

We only managed one new country when we went on holiday to Portugal. We’d been there before, but while we were there we popped over the border for a day in Seville.

January (78 finds)

  • 1st January – There was a BBH event up on Totternhoe Knolls – 2 finds
  • 8th January – I grabbed a few caches placed for a previous Roundabout MK event – 8 finds
  • 11th January – I had my first big day out of the year ( see Between Hare and There ) – 42 finds
  • 15th January – There was a Roundabout MK event – 1 find
  • 17th January – I went out towards Dagnall for a bit of night-time caching – 3 finds
  • 19th January – I was working in London. I was able to grab a random cache at the station on the way down – 1 find
  • 20th January – I was working in London again. This time I grabbed a handful near Euston Station before heading to the office – 3 finds
  • 24th January – I drove around a bunch of church micros in the Milton Keynes. The kids sat in the back of my car playing on their iPads ( see MK Churches ) – 18 finds

February (136 finds)

  • 1st February – I got the month off to a good start. Izzy joined me for a wander over the fields of Cambridgeshire ( see Catworth & Covington ) – 45 finds
  • 11th and 12th February – I was down at Eversley in Hampshire on a business trip and grabbed a couple while I was there – 3 finds
  • 14th February – We were up at my folks’ house. I went out for an afternoon to grab a series which proved to be very short-lived ( see Treacle Mining ) – 37 finds
  • 16th February – I was on a business trip in Basingstoke and had some time spare in the evening. So, I went out for a few church micros – 6 finds
  • 18th February – There was a BBH event down in Leighton Buzzard – 1 find
  • 21st February – We were down in Brighton for a running event. I grabbed a few caches on the Saturday afternoon – 15 finds
  • 25th February – I was on a business trip in Basingstoke again – 2 finds
  • 28th February – I went out with Ami and a group of local BBH . We did the Green section of the MK Boundary Walk ( see MKBW Green Section ) – 27 finds

March (208 finds)

  • 14th March – Izzy joined me for a bit of a bash around Dunstable ( see Dunstable ) – 51 finds
  • 17th March – There was a BBH event down in Wing – 6 finds
  • 18th March – I was down in Basingstoke again. The light lasted enough to go out caching in the evening – 15 finds
  • 20th March – There was a solar eclipse, so I took the day off work to enjoy a local event. After that I finished a nearby series I’d started with Ami earlier in the year ( see Eclipsed ) – 38 finds
  • 21st March – We went on a running trip to Reading. Kas went to visit a friend with Izzy while and Ami and me went caching. We went for a walk through some woods to grab a series of puzzle caches ( see FF40 ) – 55 finds
  • On March 26th there was a Roundabout MK event – 1 find
  • 28th March – I went over to Alconbury to hack round a new series there ( see Alconbury Weston ) – 41 finds
  • 31st March – I was working in Hook and grabbed a cache in the car park outside the office – 1 find

April (135 finds)

  • 4th April – We got the month off to a decent start. I completed my final remaining stretch of the MK Boundary Walk ( see MKBW Indigo ) – 27 finds
  • 9th April – I found a random church micro in Ramsdell as I was passing by on a business trip – 1 find
  • 11th April – I found a couple of local caches including the Golden Bonus for the MK Boundary Walk – 2 finds
  • 12th April – I headed east to bash a couple of circuits in the Giddings ( see Sawtry and the Giddings ) – 62 finds
  • 18th April – I had a walk around Manchester while Kas was resting up before running a marathon ( see Manchester Marathon ) – 19 finds
  • 20th April – I had a pootle around the old Greenham Common Airbase whilst on a business trip ( see Missile Silos ) – 19 finds
  • 26th April – We grabbed a few caches in London, which mainly involved elbowing our way through crowds. Kas was taking part in “some running thing” from Blackheath to the West End – 5 finds

May (170 finds)

  • Over the first May Bank Holiday we were up in the North-East. We grabbed a few local caches, including one of the UK’s very oldest ( Angel’s View (Tyne & Wear) ) – 3 finds
  • 9th May – I had a hack around the south-east corner of Milton Keynes gathering up a few of the more recently placed caches there – 26 finds
  • 10th May – I final completed the solution to a puzzle that had been sitting unfound for quite some time, so I got an FTF ( ANTiPATHy ) – 1 find
  • 14th May – There was a Roundabout MK eent – 1 find
  • 24th May – I headed east to complete a large series near Huntingdon ( see Molesworth Melee ) – 69 finds
  • Over the second May Bank Holiday weekend we headed down to the Kent coast at Dover so Kas could do a long running event on one of the days ( see Doing Dover ) – 34 finds
  • 30th May – I ventured over to Cockayne Hatley with Izzy. We completed a short series on a bright and breezy Saturday afternoon ( see Cockayne Hatley ) – 36 finds

June (181 finds)

  • 6th I went to Letchworth with Izzy to finish a series I’d started the previous year. Sadly, I managed to drop my GPS down a drain ( see Letchworth Disaster ) – 46 finds
  • 8th, 9th & 11th June – I popped out to grab a few caches in Milton Keynes either before, after or during a dull training course – 12 finds
  • 13th June – We were up in Liverpool for a running event and I went out for an afternoon on The Wirral ( see The Wirral ) – 20 finds
  • 28th June – I set a new personal best for one day up near Peterborough ( see Yaxley to Connington ) – 103 finds

July (81 finds)

  • 5th July – I hacked over to Grafham Water to finish off a couple of bits of series I’d started before ( see Grafham Grabs ) – 32 finds
  • 11th July – We popped over to Walkern with the Happy Hunter and one of Pat&Roch. A series of multis there made us eligible for a Challenge Cache. One which requires the finding of 20 multis in one day ( see Walkern Multis ) – 26 finds
  • 14th July – I killed off a few remaining caches from a part of the MKBW Orange series – 6 finds
  • 21st July – There was an evening event in Stoke Bruerne – 2 finds
  • 22nd July – There was a BBH event down towards Hemel Hempstead. I grabbed a handful of local caches whilst there – 9 finds
  • 23rd July – I grabbed a single new cache close to home – 1 find
  • 29th July – There was a BAD event over towards Bicester that all four of us went to – 5 finds

August (254 finds)

  • 1st August – A single find on the first day of our family holiday ( see Brum Brum Brum ) – 1 find
  • 2nd August – A walk around Albufeira Marina  – 2 finds
  • 3rd August – We drove to The End of the World – 3 finds
  • 4th August – A few local caches in Albufeira and an event on the beach ( see Caching on the Beach ) – 6 finds
  • 5th August – I went for a caching walk in the afternoon ( see Caves, Coves and Caches ) – 11 finds
  • 6th August – We went to Tavira but didn’t really enjoy it ( see A Disappointing Day ) – 4 finds
  • 7th August – We didn’t do a lot but managed to stop for a puzzle cache while we weren’t doing it ( see Wotta Lotta Notta Lot ) – 1 find
  • 8th August – We made a trip to the lovely towns of Silves and Carvoeiro, including Portugal’s only webcam cache ( see Silves and Carvoeiro ) – 7 finds
  • 9th August – We went to Seville for the day – 7 finds
  • 10th August – The girls did a bit of parasailing and I didn’t ( see Parasailing ) – 2 finds
  • 11th August – A single find on the beach ( see Praia do São Rafael ) – 5 finds
  • 13th August – We went back to Sagres ( see Back to Sagres ) – 9 finds
  • 14th August – A few final caches in Albufeira before we went home ( see The Final Day ) – 11 finds
  • 15th August – We stopped off in Northampton for a single find on the way home to enable a souvenir ( see Coming Home ) – 1 find
  • 16th August – I grabbed a couple of nearby caches – 2 finds
  • 18th August – A BBH event in Aylesbury – 3 finds
  • 22nd August – I made a trip to Elsworth on a warm summer day to do a series there ( see Elsworth Excursion ) – 53 finds
  • 29th August – A few caches near Newport Pagnell while the girls were driving up north – 6 finds
  • I finished the month on August 30th and 31st with a trip to Kent ( see Big Days in Kent and Dartford Heath) – 120 finds

September (118 finds)

  • 19th September – I went over to NorthBedsCambshire to do a couple of series ( see Twin Turbine Trail ) – 81 finds
  • 23rd September – I was in Bath on a business trip and grabbed a few random caches in the evening – 7 finds
  • 25th September – I took a day off work to hit the first of a set of new series near home ( see Charlie’s First Loop ) – 30 finds

October (201 finds)

  • 3rd October – I got the month off to a flying start by heading over towards The Giddings. These were ones I’d not had time to do earlier in the year on my previous trip on Sept 19th ( see Giddings and Thurning ) – 83 finds
  • 10th October – Izzy and me went to hit another of Charlie’s Loops ( see Charlie’s Second Loop ) – 20 finds
  • 11th October – We grabbed a random Earthcache in Milton Keynes Shopping Centre while we were out shopping ( A World Beneath Your Feet ) – 1 find
  • 15th October – I was now eligible for a challenge cache I’d signed in Kent earlier in the year ( Tribulation & Topography Challenge: On Tour ) – 1 find
  • On October 20th I was on a business trip to Bath again. I grabbed a few before going out for dinner – 3 finds
  • Over the weekend of October 24th-26th we were away in Snowdonia. We grabbed a number of caches at various interesting locations while we were there ( see Snowdonia ) – 18 finds
  • By October 31st someone had released the Hatley Heart Attack series, so I was duty-bound to go and try to find some of them ( see Hatley Heart Attack Begins ) – 75 finds

November (85 finds)

  • 20th November – I had a hack at another of Charlie’s Loops ( see Charlie’s Fourth Loop ) – 30 finds
  • 22nd November – Ami came out with me for a bit more of the Hatley Heart Attack ( see More Hatley Heart Attack ) – 55 finds

December (197 finds)

  • 12th December – I did a couple more of Charlie’s Loops ( see Charlie’s Third and Fifth Loops ) – 38 finds
  • 19th-21st December – We dashed up to my folks house for a pre-christmas trip. I passed some of the time by going out caching a couple of times ( see Measham Dash ) – 31 finds
  • 22nd December – The girls were off school so I took the day off and Ami came with me to do some more of the Hatley Heart Attack ( see Pre-Christmas Heart Attack ) – 74 finds
  • 26th December – We spent a couple of days up in the North-East – 6 finds
  • 31st December – There was time for one more go at the Hatley Heart Attack. This time accompanied by Izzy( see New Year’s Eve Heart Attack ) – 48 finds