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red.roaming
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Earlier today I posted a log re this Halo series but just received an email from Dave asking if I would resend it as it hadnt entered on to the site.  Cant find where it has disappeared to so having a 2nd go which of course will be different from the 1st!

My pennyworth to this subject amounted something along the lines that initially Dartmoor Deliverer and I were immediately attracted to this series for the numbers to boost our numbers of caches found, and she duly organised that while DD and muggle Mr DD were on holiday camping at Mawganporth I could join them for some serious caching days walking this series.   Planning was simplified by using both cars [one at the start of walking, and the other where we would get to approx mid-day] and therefore the walking was broken in 2 parts for the car reshuffle to the end of the day.

However it became apparent almost as soon as we started – there was certainly more than just cache numbers to savour.  Companionship with each other, different scenery which varied from lanes, woods, sea views and through villages, and different walking terrains from footpaths, lanes and roads as well as meeting people on the way.   A series like this is like a trip of discovery of new vistas and is a different type of challenge compared to, say, walking up to a mountain peak or walking across Dartmoor to a remote spot – each are a challenge, and with geocaching we have all types of challenges to tempt us saying “come and find me, you know you want to” !

I agree with the comment that many of the hides were similar, but that is TOTALLY overshadowed by my praise and gratitude to the geocachers who thought, financed and set out the walk, which then has its maintenance demands.  Geocaching has a great variety of caches to find – some take hours to get to and some take great courage and some are on a trail like this – so everyone can find caches whatever their ability or available time.   Brilliant series which I am very chuffed to have completed [well, apart from the couple of missing and one DNF which will be retried when next in the area hopefully].