Madhouse Daddy had a rare day off today so I left him in charge of picking up Pierre and Juliette from school and headed off for some geocaching with Sophie, making the most of a Friday afternoon off together.
It was a lovely day, but the pollen was out in force as we went rummaging about in the undergrowth.
It's just as well Pierre wasn't with us this time as some of the grass was almost waist height so he'd have disappeared !
We managed to find a few more geocaches to add to our tally.
Even if some of them were a bit soggy and muddy.
What's going to be in this one then ?
Just a shell ! That's not very exciting ! We dropped off a few little treasures for the next person to find. We did find some little plastic toys and a little china figurine in some of the others though.
But our most exciting discovery was walking around a corner and coming across this prickly fella !
This is starting a trend, after our close encounter of the furred kind on our last geocaching adventure when we came across a very tame baby rat/vole. It also reminded us of the time we discovered a hedgehog wandering around in the park just next to our house.
We were a bit shocked to see him tucking into a dead bird though - I'm not sure what I thought hedgehogs ate (slugs and snails ?!) but I didn't know they were meat-eaters ! Eww !
We headed back into the woods for a last couple of geocaches.
There were lots of log piles along the woodland paths. I was impressed at the shape of this tree trunk. If it had been bigger, it would have made a fabulous table top !
Time to head back to civilisation - it was lovely to end the week with a trip to a beautifuly calm, natural setting, even if I'm sure my hayfever will be kicking off big time now !