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First to find race–Geocaches 141-143

My phone went off and signalled a geocache had just been published near by. Then another one came in straight after! I called Terri and off we went, after frantic discussion about which one would be the best chance to get a first to find. We opted to go for Tree’s a crowd (GC5V7MH).

Tree was a nearly a crowd when mistyduneTerri and I arrived to find another cacher already searching! Having scrambled our respective helicopters we were quite surprised to have been beaten to GZ, but we all spent a good few minutes more looking! Eventually I went the opposite way to the other two, driven by a hint, and the cache was ours! Joint FTF with our searching companion! As soon as the log was signed…”Right… See you at the next one!”

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And so the challenge continued to St Benet’s (GC5V7Q7), as we raced to our vehicles…

…the drama continued as we wondered who would be the first to arrive. It wasn’t us! Our caching nemesis had unearthed it only moments before, but we shared in the FTF. It was great to meet another cacher and share the hunt!

To round off the evening, we went back to a cache we had missed on a previous hunt. Part of a series on war memorials, W.M.#62 We Shall remember them ~ Whitburn (8GC5NEB). It had not been there, but was replaced when we had our second try. We had solved the puzzle earlier. A telltale pen lying on the ground hinted that we were in the right spot! The tall one grabbed it in no time this time around!

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FTF! Geocache 111

Terri and I had a bit of surprise geocaching when #3 Metro Line Trail – Seaburn (GC5F1E2) I think the best way to tell this story is to show you the log… so here it is.

FTF with Mistydune! 23:47 25/10/14. I was staying with Mistydune tonight, when…

“Goodnight” “Goodnight” … I thought I’ll just poke through my emails before going to sleep… *New geocache at Seaburn Metro Station*. “Terri..” “What?” “Are you asleep?” “No…” *Goes and stands outside the door* “There’s a new cache at Seaburn Metro…no logs… do you fancy a go at…” – Door opens, Mistydune has already layered up and grabbed the car keys. Three minutes later we were at GZ.

Driving… “Where is it at the Metro Station?” “Looks like it’s directly on the station!” “Can it be..?” A speedy search ensued, and revealed the cache in its hiding place. Misty performed a retrieval and we saw something we had never seen before… a pristine log! Then a Metro pulled in… “Look like we’re waiting for someone.” Once the crowd dispersed there was a swift signing and we jumped for joy at our first ever FTF!

First first to find!
First first to find!