Now that the temperatures are above freezing and we get the occasional day of sunshine, I really feel the need to be outside, soaking up nature and getting some much needed excercise. Of course thats the beauty of geocaching, you can be out and about in the sunshine treasure hunting, and you don't even realise you are getting A LOT of excercise, lol.
Last week Nick and I spent a few days finding some caches. Some days were gloriously sunny, others were, errm, let just say, very wet indeed. Somehow it doesn't matter too much normally, only when you spend ages trying to find a cache in the rain and you don't succeed. Then you blame the rain and run off home, lol.
For now I'll just show you some pictures I took when we went to find a new cache near Bodiam Castle. Being the First To Find a new cache and sign the log book is immensely satisfying. It was such a beautiful day, the clues to the cache were inside the castle grounds, so we spend some time happily wombling about and just admiring the beautiful scenery -
The animals are all so used to seeing hordes of people, they dont get out of the way for anybody, lol, and are quite undisturbed by it all -
The castle is quite awe inspiring. Year ago, when the boys were little we used to come here quite a lot. They loved it so much, pretending to be knights in shining armour, climbing the steep stairs in the towers etc, it was quite a magic place for them
There were 3 other caches in and around the castle grounds, of course we had to try and find those as well. One of them led us past a local vineyard ( yes, I know, surprising isn't it, in England )
and the name of the cache became very apparent as soon as we saw this appearing on the horizon -
I loved that view.
Cache found and logged, we made our way down the hill again towards the castle
We ticked off another cache just outside the castle grounds and went home so happy after a lovely morning out.
I really ought to post more photos of the lovely old buildings etc we come across when we are out geocaching. Maybe I ought to put them on a separate blog. I'll think about it. For now, I'll have to try and get on with my ever growing to-do list.