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Stranger #6 – Olive

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 26th June 2011

Stranger #6 - Olive

Meet Olive

Olive and her friend Jean (stranger #7) were attending a geocaching event  at a local nature reserve, Langdon Plotlands. Geocaching is a fun hobby which is enjoyed by people of all ages. Cachers are a friendly bunch too, and we got chatting in the Visitors’ Centre before we all headed off to find the treasure. Olive is a sprightly 76, her birthday was last week. She told me she has been geocaching for about 3 years, and had spent the last 4 years in and out of prison! When I looked shocked, she explained that she has two jobs. One as a driver delivering prescriptions for a pharmacy, and the other interviewing people for government surveys. A recent one involved talking to the prison population, and she has visited at least 15 different prisons to carry out her work. Thanks for agreeing to be my 6th stranger, Olive. It was great to talk and meet up again around the reserve on our hunt for caches.