The 7th November was Church Micro Day, my sister and I planned to go out but the morning brought heavy rain luckily it was forecast to stop and dry up in the afternoon, We took our lunch with us so we could start off early. The day did not start well as I found I had left my camera at home so only had my phone.
Our first stop was at the village of Westcombe where there is a cache by the well, we couldn’t find it, the fact that it was still raining did not help so we decided to look another day.
Next on the trip was Batcombe, we stopped within sight of the church, it was still pouring with rain so we waited a while and it did stop.
We walked up the hill to the cache site and soon had the cache in our hands, an easy find.
Next was the village of Upton Noble, I had not been to the village before, it was very pretty with views to the hills. the church was delightful and the sun came out! We found the cache without any problems and walked back to the car and ate our lunch.
Upton Noble church
Our next village was Wanstrow, the cache was a magnetic nano – not my favourite type of cache, we found the obvious place and looked and looked, there had been several previous DNFs but we didn’t want to add to the list so we continued to look and eventually found it, it was up high, had I been on my own I would have not been able to reach it, one of the things that annoys me when caching – it helps to be 6 ft tall!
Just along the road was the village of Cloford, a very small village, the road the church was on did not lead anywhere so we had to turn around after visiting the church which was surprisingly big compared with the size of the village.
The cache was across the road from the church and it took a while to find, my sister was ready to give up but I persisted and found it in the end.
Our route took us to the main road and we started heading for home, on the way my sister found two church micros that I had collected before. Next was East Canmore, a cache I had looked for before without any success, this time the cache was not well hidden so it was an easy find.
A short drive away was Downhead, a what I call a long village, most of the houses are on the side of the road without a real village centre, in fact the last time I drove through the village I didn’t even see the church! The cache was placed within sight of the church in a large amount of undergrowth.
Our next stop was a pub for a welcome cup of tea, my sister then found 2 more caches that I had found previously.
A really good afternoon, Tara Geohound enjoyed the walks and we enjoyed seeing the different churches and villages.
Total caches today: 6
Total caches found: 188