Log entries GP23 - North Dartmoor Geopath Bonus 8x 0x 1x
2023-12-11 12:01 Ecky (105) - Found it
At last, I found it. This one and GP24 were my main reason for coming to this area today. The weather forecast was fine, albeit, it didn't turn out as good as predicted. However, I am used to this by now.
It took me a very long time to get the price. Instead of a one day walk, as planned originally, I was stopped by the bog between Cranmere Pool and Hangingstone Hill. So it took me two days to walk both sides. And on the second walk to Hangingstone Hill I was too knackered to go to Taw Head (GP11). So a third time was needed. But who doesn't like a good walk in the Moors. I have to go back to Cranmere Pool anyway. That was a DNF, but that is for longer days to come.
Despite the three walks, I was still missing a number. I guess 20 years of caching still haven't taught me enough. I have now learned what I've missed. But thanks to DD I was helped out of my misery.
I had already made waypoint every 10 degree to see if I could find the cache without the last number, but luckily I didn't have too. Having found the cache I doubt I would have found it anyway.
So having found the price, I was contemplating if I deserve to take the coin. My track record is not good. The only coin I ever had was a 2014 which I bought when staying with the CO. It disappeared with the first cache physically placed in.
However, when I saw the picture on the 2016 coin I decided I deserve it. Hay Tor is my back yard.
I will not set it free, I think I will make it track me on Dartmoor.
Now off to GP24 which the second one in this round that I haven't found. But first a few letterboxes and other caches in the area.