1 June 2013 (Saturday) - Gotham, Honey Boo Boo
Again I was awake and doing my morning ablutions at silly o'clock. I don't know whether or not getting up or lying there is the best thing to do in the small hours. I'd rather not have to make the choice but sleep through, but there it is.
Over a spot of brekkie I did the astro club's accounts. despite a rather low turn out last night we took quite a bit of money. Having our gallant kitchen staff doing hot dogs and soup turned quite a profit. Personally I like having soup and hot dogs available - it saves me the hassle of sorting an evening meal (which can be a rush). However it is not fair to expect people to spend their evenings slaving away in the kitchen.
Kalle arrived, and we set off to collect the rest of the troops. Five of us and two small dogs made our way to the Sussex village of Gotham (it really exists!) for a walk. And whilst on that walk we thought we might find a geocache or two along the way. One of our number had been in contact with the cache owner of a series of caches down that way and we'd been asked to replace any caches that were missing, so we were guaranteed of a clean sweep of caches.
We started walking shortly before mid day, and were out for almost six hours. We'd gone a long way to do this series, and in retrospect I must admit that this wasn't one of the better series of caches that I've been on.
The footpaths and bridleways were not at all well marked. The cache hides were perhaps not really suitable for a series of twenty. When hunting out twenty caches on a route one needs straight-forward hides. Under rocks would be ideal hides. Caches randomly stuffed into hedges take a long time to find. And the DNFs... We'd been asked to replace any missing caches as we went. We made seriously intense searches for each cache, but ended up replacing about a third of them because as well as our being unable to find them, these ones had not been found by a lot of previous searchers.
And so home. With er indoors TM" off to the film night I settled down with the Rear Admiral and "Daddies Little Angel TM" to watch "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo". It is perhaps one of the best shows I have ever seen. Featuring what would appear to be some of the most scary freaks on the planet. It is billed as a reality show. It just can't be reality. It's got to be made up. Go on, loyal readers, give the show a try. It's genius...