We were out exploring the Downs over the weekend which is home to many a race course. In fact hoof prints and race tracks were noticeable on our route.
We’d been planning to do the Eastbury walk ever since we did another series of geocaches nearby. Today with my hubby off work we decided this would be the day we’d tackle the 28 caches that were hidden by the side of a road and in countryside.
The trail didn't disappoint but what we hadn't banked upon was the weather! Hubby said he’d checked the weather and it seemed ok to be walking in but a few finds in and it appeared we were walking into the path of some rain clouds! “Don’t worry it will soon pass” he said but the drizzle continued throughout the trip on and off.
Thankfully nobody got completely soaked, but I was concerned for my husband as I’d forgotten my rain coat and he let me borrow his. He is rather petite so I was surprised that it fit me and the bump. The hood was also a blessing as I tend to suffer from the cold wind biting at my ears.
All the caches were easy to locate and lay about 170 metres apart from one another. We also came across some trackables while we were out. For those unfamiliar with caching these come in the form of decorated coins and there are others which feature an item attached to a dog tag. These all have individual codes that can be used to track them as they travel from one cache to another throughout the world.
Of course the highlight of the trip was all being together and breathing in the countryside air. It’s great to be outside and walking through nature it seems to refresh the mind and soul don’t you think?