Well a good start to the day a light-ish breakfast of just some cereal and toast before heading out for the day to grab a few caches before the litter gathering CITO event. After navigating through some narrow lanes made my way to my first spot for the day, and No16 of the Kerry Ridge-way series then walked back along the road to grab two others. The first of which I spent an age searching, around the bottom of a number of mossy trees, I had given up and was about to start off to the next one when the CO stopped in his car, to say good morning as they were on there way to set up for the event, gave me a hint to where it was, after a few more minutes of searching the cache was in hand and I had made a meal of finding that one. The next one was a much quicker find, then headed back to the car, then drive up the lane to the event.
Dave, the mound of Rubbish gathered
Reached the hustle and bustle of the event, tables were been set-up for refreshments, we were gathered together for a group photograph, people grabbed bags and there was a quick brief of where the main rubbish spots were. with a bag in hand and armed with gloves headed off to the edge of the woods, and after a brief few minutes with a bag filled of wires and rubbish had quickly filled a bag, the second bag was quickly filled again, with tins bottles and foam squares that someone had dumped. The third bag bad to wait, as someone had dumped some back sack with rubbish in, so I just took these 4 bags back to the gathering point along with a large plastic part from a kids outside toy (picture taken by of CCrevell). After a few more bags and grabbing the cache in the area, headed for a cuppa from Urnie the trackable tea Urn, for a Donation to the North Wales Mega 2016 shortly followed by a piece of cake that our host Denise had made. Also some North Wales Mega Trackables were on sale as well, so I grabbed myself a couple of these.
There was a large pile of rubbish gathered including a large lorry or tractor tire, a car bumper and the remains of a tent.
View from Kerry Ridgeway
So the group began to dissipate, new caches had been released in the area but no phone signal for me around here so no chance to get those but had plenty of other target to get for the day. I headed down the track from the car park on foot and made my way From No 19 to No 17 all quickly found, then walked back to the carpark. I then took the car up the bumpy track to do from No 21 to No26 as Drive bys along the track with some stops to take the views. A quick walk from 26 down a muddy trial to No 27. Headed back to the car, then drive around to No29 then struck out along to trail to No 28 then back to have a go at the multi for No29, but came up empty trying to find it, moved on by foot to collect No30 & 31 before turning back to the car again and another search for 29. After a further trip back along the bumpy track, I headed to find No 13 and 12 a quick drive by caches.
On the journey back to Newtown had a few more targets I grabbed Pentre Bridge cache, parking close by and a quick dash back to the bridge the cache was located after a quick search, i parked up again at the Sawmills further up the road and had a walk to get three more caches in the area. It was then back to Newtown for a shower then to head out to the evening event via the local shops where I bumped into some other cachers from earlier on in the day. Upon Reaching CCrevell (Denise) & Wavydale (Dave) house where the event was been held and parked the car in the field opposite next to other cachers cars, headed to the event hosting in the garden, Urnie was on duty again and after a cuppa and chatting to some fellow cachers the two Ashley’s (Monki & P900ajr) Shan (Griswald n Dogs) Louise (TheHorde) Dave suggested a trip out to Ducks Revenge, so off a group of us headed to Ducks revenge in two cars, upon reaching it with some equipment such as torches and some overalls. As Bob (B.B.B) & Sir Harveyjj dressed and donned torches to make an entrance, the cry’s went up has anyone got a pen, I did and handed it over, while Dave told us some history of the location.
After a drive back to the event it was time for a splendid hot pork bap, and accompaniments, followed by a choice of dessert, which i had a Creme Brulee, along with a evening of cache chatting before heading off back to Newtown to the Hotel.