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A Treasure Trails Wedding!

Sue and Roger are avid trailers living in Haworth. They both have a love of Cornwall and a love of Treasure Trails, having completed over 100 Trails together, predominantly in Yorkshire and Cornwall.

The Proposal:

After many years together Roger eventually proposed, he even used a typical trail style clue to do the deed. 13,1,18,18,25  13,5. In socks! (but that’s another story).

The Proposal Part 1 - a Treasure Trails Wedding
The Proposal part 2 - a Treasure Trails Wedding

The Plan:

Roger so wanted a wedding in their beloved Cornwall but thinking of the distance guests would have to travel, Sue was not so sure. She had to come up with a better plan!

A lovely hotel that was registered for weddings, the Steam Train that runs through Haworth for the reception and a Treasure Trail set on the train to keep the guests busy. Roger was sold on the idea.

Time to email Jane, the Yorkshire Trail setter. Could you? Can we? Will you? (how much?!).

She said YES!

Jane suggested that Roger and Sue planned it themselves, making it personal to them. She would then support them by proof reading the Trail, ensuring it was in ‘trail speak’ and finally put it into the official Treasure Trail format.

The wedding day was sorted!

After spending several weekends visiting the stations on the line, ascertaining that clues created were based on permanent fixtures, ensuring clues could be solved without leaving the train at the intermediate stations, (with an opportunity to stretch the legs at either end with clues on the platform whilst the engine turned around), the Trail was complete. It was good that they were able to create answers that were personal to themselves, using a mixture of local names, Cornish names etc and that the backstory was their own as well.

Where was the key to the honeymoon suite?

The Happy Couple - Roger and Sue on their wedding day
The Wedding Treasure Trail - find the key to the honeymoon suite!

Happy Treasure Seekers:

Hoping everyone would take part, they were not disappointed. Some family members were already Treasure Trailers but others would be seeing a Trail booklet for the first time, but hopefully not the last! It exceeded their expectations with not only a majority of guests taking part but also seeing guests working together who hadn’t met each other before that day.

The Wedding Trail 1 - Solving the Clues at the station
The Wedding Trail 2 - Clue solving on the KWVR

Thank you to all guests who took part and good luck in the monthly prize draw to those who submitted the correct answer!

Before heading off on their honeymoon in Cornwall and even more Trailing, Sue and Roger wish to thank Yorkshire Trail setters Jane & Neil for their help and support, as well as Aaron and his team at HQ, keep up the good work.

The Wedding Trail 3 - Happy Clue Solvers
The Wedding Trail 4 - Searching for Treasure Trails Clues on the Wedding Trail

9th October 2019

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A Family Microadventure

Hi, Sam here again.

Some of you may already know that I've become somewhat obsessed with Alastair Humphreys' 'Microadventure' book.

Here's a link to my previous Microadventure post if you've no idea what I'm on about.

After ploughing through the book with great excitement I was keen to get out there and experience a microadventure for myself.

Alastair Humphreys Microadventures

"But Daddy! Can I come on a microadventure with you?" said my adventurous 7 year old son Max.

"Err - OK. But we'll have to ask Mummy first", I replied.

After getting Mummy's approval, Max and I started to plan our maiden microadventure expedition.

The plan was to commandeer 'Grandpa Tim's' beloved boat 'Bonita G' and spend the evening onboard chatting together, reading adventure books by torchlight and sleeping under the stars.

The big day was quickly upon us!

Our bags were packed, we did a final check of the weather forecast and off we went on our first family microadventure.

It was all smiles when we started our 'epic' row out towards 'Bonita G'.

The Start of Sam and Max's Microadventure

Although we did encounter some noisy river traffic when we arrived.

River Visitors

Perfect reading for an adventurous 7 year old.

Reading Bear Grylls on the bow of the boat

Setting up our beds on the open deck before stargazing!

Setting up our beds

Reading the final chapters before bed.

Reading by headtorch

What a sunrise! And what a cheeky smile!

Microadventure sunrise

A hearty breakfast in the Captain's chair!

Breakfast in the Captain's Chair

First Mate Max making everything shipshape.

Making things shipshape

Wiping down the seats so we don't get wet bottoms on the row back to shore.

Drying the seats before we row ashore

Learning to row and just generally messing about on the river.

Taking the oars and learning to row

Saying goodbye to 'Bonita G' and planning our next microadventure together.

Saying goodbye to 'Bonita G'

Max and Cheeky Monkey chilling by the river after a great adventure!

A successful end to our first microadventure together

A few weeks have passed since our family microadventure.

Max is now back at school and I'm cracking on at work but one thing which remains constant is our fantastic memories of this special time which we shared together.

I hope Max will remember our first microdventure for a long time to come, I know I will!

We're off to the Lake District over half term and we've already started to plan our next microadventure.

I'll keep you posted!

9th October 2019

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