I’ve emailed the cacher:
” Thanks for your enquiry. I’m sorry that you didn’t find my cache. Why would you want to log a cache that you didn’t find? That would be cheating. I understand that the cows, the gorse and your broken wrist caused you problems but this is reflected in the terrain difficulty of the cache.
Its like saying If I went to a cache that was in a cave but when I arrived at the cave realised I didn’t have a torch so just stood at the entrance. Then went home and logged it.
That would be wrong. I would not have found the cache and experienced the cave.
I will be going out to check the cache in the next few days. I hope you have better luck if you attempt the cache in the future.”