Day #80 – Southend & Shoeburyness Saunter

Trad: 4
Walked: 6.8 miles

14th October 2015
14th October 2015

I was back in Southend today running an errand. My intended caches were the little Lifstans Way trio in Southchurch Park East. Sad to say I didn’t find the first two – and since I wanted to reach my 3700 finds milestone today (I needed three) I had to look for alternatives.

So I had another go at the tricky cache in Southchurch Hall Gardens – got it this time! And I saw turtles in the lake!

Turtle Resting
Turtle Resting

I was still one short so bought a sandwich and drove to Shoeburyness for my picnic before taking a stroll along the prom. It was quite blustery and the waves were crashing.

Crashing Waves On The Prom
Crashing Waves On The Prom

Squinting hard I could just about discern the outline of Redsands Fort beyond Maplin Sands. It’s on my bucket list to visit sometime – especially as I know there’s a cache out there!

Is That Redsands?
Is That Redsands?

Then onto a quick find, Blue Flag, for my 3700th. The final cache of the day was firmly rooted on dry land – in the old Garrison. I passed the drill hall on the way – it has a curious roof.

The Garrison
The Garrison

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