I had a few in reserve to try and hit, so I decided it was easy enough to have him tag along too.
We started with James' first cache in Market Deeping (GC1VDGR). I had this one sat on my hit list for what felt like forever and the logs suggested that it would be easy. We arrived at GZ but the trees threw us out - not planning to cache, I had left my GPSr at home and was relying on my phone - and after crawling around on our hands and knees for about 15 minutes, we decided to give up! Geokid did find a birds nest though, which pleased him greatly (although did alarm him that there may be a homeless bird somewhere!)
Having given up there, we decided to have a go at The Old A15... Renewed (GC40PYV). This is a Beach_Hut cache, which always fill me with dread as I find his puzzles very difficult normally, but this one suggested that we needed to be at GZ so I thought we would give it a shot. At GZ we spotted the information we needed and collected it up, sorting it out and banging it in. The first attempt took us out to Werrington, and getting there I didn't feel it was right. A rehash of the co-ordinates leads us to Peakirk Road, just outside of Deeping Gate - Result, I think, that's on our way home! We'll bank it and collect it on the way home....
We needed to nip back into Market Deeping, so I decide we'll have a go at Off Yer Trolley Market Deeping (North) (GC2DNVE). Youngest Geokid and I had been muggled out here twice before by youths hanging around, and I had made a previous attempt only to not yield a find, but I thought we would have another go. Geokid wasn't particularly willing to search here, being more distracted with where the footpath went and frustrated that I didn't know, but I had a good look resulting in another DNF. I usually only log DNF's if I'm sure I've had a really good look on more than one occasion, so this one did get a DNF added to it. :(
Never mind, I rally the Geokid and we head back to The Old A15 on our way home. We hit the new GZ only to find it to be a straight, empty stretch of the road. It doesn't feel right, again. I get back on the phone and recheck the co-ordinates, only to find I've typo'd an 8 for a 7, throwing us way out. Punching in the right co-ordinates, we arrive fairly close to the original cache location but by this point the geokid is tired of not finding anything and with no immediate promise here, we abandon.
Beach_Hut has kindly verified my co-ordinates and confirmed that the last set were indeed correct, and I intend on returning later, without a child in tow, for a better look.
We abandoned all attempts at this point, with GK being bored and cold and head back to my home town. In a flash of genius however, I decide to take him to Pip_Squeek's 20th Birthday Cache (GC4W65H). I helped place this cache but this doesn't award me any ownership rights, and Pip_Squeek, the kind friend she is, has banned me from logging it on my own - after all, I know where it is! I had decided to wait for El-Woodio to find it and add my name to the log, which Pip_Squeek had consented it, but at the last minute I decided to take the Geokid out there. I know where it is so I can heavily help him, and it'll boost him to have a find for the day. We quickly located it and I can finally get my missing smile for my hometown!
It rounded up the day nicely and I'm pleased I can 'legitimately' claim Pip_Squeek's cache. :)
Total Finds Today: 1 :(
Total Finds to Date: (RFF) 293.