This weekend, we decided to head off to a new series of geocaches that had been placed around a local lake.
The skies were grey and full of threatening clouds but we only had a very small shower to contend with.
It made for some very atmospheric shots though.
The lake is home to a lot of different species of birds.
Pierre and Juliette hadn't been on the last few geocaching adventures so it was great to see them enthusiastically running around all over the place.
You never know quite where the GPS is going to take you and some areas off the beaten path were a bit squelchy underfoot !
I loved the shape of this weeping willow - and it provided some nice shelter when it rained !
We soon found the first geocache and had a giggle at the clue - "Snow White's friends would need some help". No kidding !
Sophie volunteered (or more precisely was volunteered !) for tree-climbing duties and could reach the stick that it was attached to with no problem.
We moved on to the new series of caches which is called "The Birds of Armbouts Cappel Lake". When we reached the first "point zero", we hunted in the undergrowth and Pierre squealed "aaaggghhh there's a dead bird" !
This had us in fits of giggles because it was a fake plastic bird hiding the cache ! I was over the moon to discover a new travel bug - yay, we haven't had one of those for ages ! I'll have to move it on and drop it off either in England or Brittany at Christmas.
All of the caches in this series are hidden inside strategically placed plastic birds.
On the bottom of each one, the cache owner has written the name of the type of bird, adding an educational element to the fun.
We moved away from the lake and into the woods.
Juliette and Pierre took it in turns being in charge of the GPS.
This one called for a "tri-trunk" ... or should that be tree trunk ?!
Aha, there it is !
Pierre was just as interested in looking for fairies as looking for geocaches !
It's a lovely place to visit, part manmade and part natural.
We could see the rain approaching so decided to head for home. We'll definitely be back to complete the series very soon though.