Juneathon Day 15/16: Chalon sur Saone
On Friday morning our holiday started: we packed the car heading to South of France. The destination for tonight was Chalon sur Saone. After checking in the hotel, we changed to our running gear and ran downtown to get to know the city. By the river, we saw the longest boat ever: I needed two pictures to fit it in:
Chalon is a beautiful city with a nice medieval city centre.
I thought that, in case we had enough time, we could pick a small geocache in the neighborhood of this carved tree:As V was with me, I wanted to show her how easy it is for me (after 700+ found geocaches) to pick this one… but we did not find it even after 15 minutes of climbing around the wooden statue and then it was time to retun to the hotel. Plese notice that the word ‘dinner’ made me run back uphills with negative splits.
Giving up is not good option – not in life and certinly not in geocaching. So this morning, I got up at 6 and ran back to the mysterious place. Luckily I found the small continer today:So alltogether, I ran 7+9 km in Salon. Tomorrow I will be reporting from a small village of Villecroze.
Ooo that’s a great feeling isn’t it? When it’s hard to find and you can’t get it after trying for ages and you think some muggle has nivked it and then you give it one last go and then you think it was the best one ever. 🙂
Exactly! My first thoughts always go to muggles… Only then I can start thinking out of the box, re-read the hints, check the coordinates etc. Luckily we found this one after all.
Yay – a woman after my own heart – never give up – never surrender!
Indeed. The hangover of not finding it is sooooo terrible that I just ran back there the second time.