As soon as we arrived at our allotted parking space for the day made easy by the suggested parking icon on the gps, eldest had decided she’d had enough of being cooped up in her car seat and was keen to get out and explore. She headed straight for the biggest puddle where she jumped in and out with excitement. We've been considering getting her little wellies but I'm not sure they’d do a size 4G.
While she was occupied by this activity we got her little sister ready in her snow suit, put on our walking shoes and coats. As we were getting ready a cyclist spotted us and asked us where we intended ongoing, would we be sticking to the footpaths and did we know we couldn't go down that road. Having done several geocaching series I was confident that the gps wasn't going to lead us astray and the caches are placed along the footpaths so she had nothing to worry about.
It wasn't long before the first geocache was in our hands and signed. The others were all about 175 metres apart and made a figure of eight. We decided to do the biggest and closest group of caches on the series that day and return to the area in the future to do the rest. All the geocaches were easy to find and we loved seeing the imagination that had gone into creating many of them. If you are looking for a series that has minimal Tupperware and film canisters then this is a great one to do. The footpaths were really well marked and the ground even under foot throughout making it easy to navigate. There was only one field that we felt like we struggled a bit and that was due to the sticky mud. There were also a number of easy to navigate bridges. One that overlooked a disused railway and several that went over little streams.
Towards the end of the series we spied baby peering at her big sister and giggling at her. Perhaps she was saying hehe I'm getting carried and you're not.
After a snack we decided to swap over who looked after which girl. My stomach was relieved to have a rest from carrying baby. I had my second c-section 8 months ago. I took to walking with the eldest and was really proud of her. When we got to the top of the hill she pointed out this wind mill which she was fascinated by.
Oh and of course we had to stop to post an imaginary letter.
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