Today we went exploring Cookham, a town north of Maidenhead, thanks to our new interest in geocaching. For those who haven't heard of it, geocaching involves using a GPS device, a sat-nav works well, to find a container that someone has hidden. Usually, there is a log to sign and small items to trade, which adds to the fun of actually finding what you are looking for. If you are interested, you can get started with geocaching.com and find hidden treasures throughout the world.
Since we are novices, we have been staying close to home and trying to combine a geocaching activity with something we were already doing. So today's hike took us past a 17th century inn, a church that's been around since before the Norman Conquest (and a newly-wed couple), a sarsen stone, and one specific telephone pole in order to solve a puzzle that would lead us to a cache that would give us the coordinates for the final cache that was holding the goodies. Well, we solved the puzzle, but we didn't find the cache holding the secret coordinates. Pretty disappointing. Still was a warm, sunny day with my favorite people.
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