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We are off to the Essex Mega. It’s a long way to go in search of tupperware but someone has to do it.
We will post pictures of our adventures here. There are lots of side events to attend throughout the week so plenty to keep us entertained. And not forgetting our quest on the Geocaching Road Trip #Geocaching15
Much less busy on the M6 Toll road, let’s hope the weather improves.
We made it just in time to the Welcome event and were provided with food from the BBQ courtesy of Canalcruisers from Wales.We met lots of old friends from all corners of the UK. The Essex Mega team (pic below) have done a brilliant job so far. We can’t wait for the rest of the weeks events, not to mention all the caching.
(We are not camping, by the way. We are pitched in the local Premier Inn!)
Yesterday not only saw the publication of the 899th. live geocache on the Isle of Man but it brought us a new 50 cache trail across this beautiful Isle: ‘E2W (or W2E)’
This trail is almost 19 miles long traversing the Isle of Man from East to West (or West to East if you fancy), linking Laxey and Peel.
Both centres are served by good public transport links, and have multiple services available.
It can be completed in one go, taking upwards of 6 hours, or however and whenever you like.
All caches should be quick to find, but the terrain will vary for each of them.
The Isle of Man is the approximate geographical centre of the British Islands, and must be able to stake a claim to being the Geocaching and Walking centre as well.
Consider this : almost 900 caches hidden within 227 square miles of walking paradise. From devilishly difficult D5/T5 caches, to straightforward D1/T1 cache and dashes – there really is something for everyone.
This trail simply adds to that, by taking a little bit of everything from the other cache series and from the multiple long and short, gentle and strenuous walks, (apart from 2 caches on the Calf of Man accessible by boat only, and 1 on the Tower of Refuge accessible only when the tide is out!) so you really are spoilt for choice.
Thanks go to Glen Falcon Terrors for their hard work placing this series. Follow this link to see them all.