Friday 8 March 2013


Today, I did my 30,000th cache.

I went north again, to do a ring near Thurning. On the bike, even though the ground was wet. The first dozen or so caches were on a track that had been thoroughly chewed up by horses (plus it was rather soggy), and it was a major effort to bike along it. But after the first dozen or so, the track improved, and by the time I was in the last dozen, I was on a very good surface, so I simply bowled along.

There wasn't any rain until I got back to the car, but it was very misty; visibility was about 100 yards.

Here's the 30,000th cache.

As you can see, it's a urine specimen bottle. There's probably a message there, but I'm not going to spell it out.

A total of 51 caches today. I'd meant to do 50, but you know? Just one more ...

To celebrate the 30,000th cache, I've ... set a cache, GC479ZA. It's an easy find (although a bit prickly) but there's a catch. You can only log it if you've found 30,000 caches. I can't log it, of course, but there's 38 people worldwide who could, and that number is growing all the time.


  1. Rosie's Rangers8 March 2013 at 20:09

    Wow, a great achievement! Well done Doc :)

    Only another 1970000 odd to go....

  2. splodgenessabounds9 March 2013 at 16:09

    Well Done Doc!! Great legacy to leave your grand children!!

  3. Well done Alan catch up with you soon

  4. Congratulations! I'm a third of the way towards that challenge. Hope it's published soon!

  5. The challenge cache has been rejected by the reviewers on the grounds that 38 people isn't enough to meet the guidelines of enough people to be able to qualify. But I have an idea for a wicked puzzle to use the box I've placed.