The Pimlico Brief

In which we get stung, hot, stung and stung in Pimlico… no the other Pimlico.

I thought I might try a different tact today. Regular readers of my blog will know that I tend towards the more detailed and, let’s face it, waffly descriptions of our geocaching adventures. Today I thought I would be brief, concise and, not to beat around the bush, or indeed stray from the focus of the discussion, as I am want to do, from time to time… hmmm, what was I talking about? Oh Yes, being brief, concise and to the point. I attempt this not out of a desire to write less, or because I can’t be bothered but instead because I believe that some of the photos we took should really take centre stage.

“Get on with it,” I hear you cry… and quite right too.

On Tuesday we went to Pimlico, in Hertfordshire, to do 8 geocaches, including a simple offset multi and a short series of 5 caches set along a footpath through farm land. The weather was very warm with only the gentlest of breezes.

First we picked up two easy trads not far from the car, before walking to the start of a multi. The walk took us across farmland where we saw this majestic lone tree. This, for me is such a typical English countryside scene, and conjures up hazy summer afternoons lying in the shade of the huge bows of the ancient Oak.

A single large Oak tree stands tall and majestic in the middle of a field.

Typically English

The multi took us into Blackwood, an ancient 12th century wood owned by The Crown and the Bluebells were amazing.
A carpet of bluebells lay on the ground amongst the trees in this ancient wood

Bluebells in Blackwood

Paul stands on a woodland path with patches of Bluebells on either side

It brings out the blue in my eyes

From here we found the footpath where a small series of caches had been placed back in 2010 to tie in with a local event. We got stung by nettles a lot, although crawling on my belly into a bush probably didn’t help. Shar took this picture below and I love the way the yellow rapeseed field is frame by the over-hanging branches of the tree line, Even I can make out the contrasting components of this photo.
A sea of yellow extends beyond the framing of the low hanging branches. This picture is taken from inside the trees out across rolling farmers crop fields

Perfectly framed Farmland

And our adventure wasn’t without it’s curiosities. We found this partial kissing gate, swinging freely in the breeze with no fence to nuzzle against it. I wonder why they left the gate?
Shar stands in the shade of the trees next to half a kissing gate that is open on all sides. There is no fence.

Gate to the past

And there you have it, our caching day in Pimlico. It was a lovely few hours caching, warm dry weather, quiet and peaceful with my best girlie by my side and smilies to put on the map… and a few nettle rashes to take home. Happy days.

Caches found:
Bones 19 (dog walk) (GCZK1A)
Elaine and Pete Got Married (GC2V1PP)
Bones2 Blackmoor (GCR34V)
St.Patrick’s Day Cache 1 – Hedge (GC24YV4)
St. Patrick’s Day Cache 2 ā€“ Drink (GC24YV8)
St. Patrick’s Day Cache 3 ā€“ The Real Thing (GC24YVB)
St. Patrick’s Day Cache 4 ā€“ Gap (GC24YVE)
St. Patrick’s Day Cache 5 – Trunked (GC24YVH)

This geocaching adventure took place on 13th May 2015 and took our total cache count to 1047

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3 Responses to The Pimlico Brief

  1. Sandra says:

    Happy days indeed in the English countryside, quite a lot still exists if you make the effort to go and find it. Just rewards for you and your family Paul.

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  2. TheRobbInn says:

    I think the English countryside in Spring is the most lovely of places. As Sandra says, we have so much if we go out to find it. We might be a tiny Island but by golly, we have some beautiful places to explore. Thanks for the blog.

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