CacheCrazy.Com: A Geocaching Morning with Ayrbrains

Monday, March 10, 2014

A Geocaching Morning with Ayrbrains

It was good to get out of the house for some fresh air and clear my head as I still have my cold, now turned into a cough!
We went to a lovely woodland walk in Troon where we used to live until moving here almost 8 years ago.

 The first one we tried and found was slap bang along a path leading from the main path.  We knew we had to look at a tree to find the cache.  The GPS beeped when we arrived at the spot, so the search began, after searching a few of the trees my hubby found the cache, it measued approx 1" by 1/2" so you can imagine the fun trying to find it.  Signing the log book was fun as the container was covered in sap, but the deed was done and on to the next one.  

These are a few photographs of the area where we were this morning. In the 1700's there once stood a huge house here long gone now and all grassed over, a nice place to visit as there are plenty of walks and a nice play park for the little ones, plenty of wide open space to picnic.
The buildings you can see in the distance were at one time stables, now they are appartments.  What a beautiful area to live in, but a beautiful price I would guess!.         When our older daughter got married a number of years back we came here after the ceremony for photographs which was lovely as the blossom was out with it being April.

One of the original gate posts, still standing.

Heading towards Smugglers Trail for the cache

It was hidden along here.  Can you imagine looking for such a small item in there?  talk about 'needle in haystack' !

Then back to the car to go to the next one on the other side of town.

This was a walk along a narrow path with a drop down on the left to the rocks below.
Along we went to seek out the cache.   And it was found after muggles (non caching people) had passed by.  This time it was a small plastic clip box, but where it was hidden I am not too sure it will last long.  I am always pleased to see someone else log the finds after us, then I can breathe a sigh of relief that I put it back correctly.  Although we always make sure we do so.

Look closely and you can see Ailsa Craig on the horizon. A volcanic plug of rock in the middle of the Firth of Clyde.
Before going back to get the car to come home, we took a walk to the marina close by.  I spied an anchor and I knew I had a note of a challenge I needed to complete when I found an anchor.  No caches hidden when you are seeking out a challenge to complete.  The idea is, someone states that to complete a certain challenge you need to have your photograph taken at a particular area, maybe with something in the background that they specifiy, the other weekend you would have found me standing outside our local fire station as that was another challenge.   And it is always hubby who takes the photo with me shouting to him to "hurry up" as I feel daft standing wherever I may be standing and traffic and folk walking by, but that is part of the fun, harmless fun.

A buoy at the gate of the marina
Another challenge completed with the anchors.

Hmmm, how many million pounds worth of yachts here?

See this post on Ann's blog My Corner Of Scotland 


Kim@Snug Harbor said...

You visited a lot a nice areas in one day!

BigAl said...

Thanks for posting this article. It's good to hear about other cachers who love doing what I love to do; Geocache.

Heather Cook (Lady-Magpie) said...

Ann I'm just the same regarding worrying about the next catcher finding the cache, always keep an eye on it and give a sigh of relief when someone else logs the find, talks a lot of responsibilityaway. Love your pics as you know I love Scotland from living on the east coast in the 60's.

Haddock said...

Lovely pictures especially of the collection of yacht

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