Day #163 – Hullbridge Half Dozen

Trad: 4 Multi: 2
Walked: 5.1 miles

I planned a trip to Hullbridge this afternoon, for a walk along the sea wall to pick up half a dozen caches. The first was a multi, Sitting With Nature, for which I’ve had the co-ords for several months. An easy spot once at GZ.

Effective Stickoflage
Effective Stickoflage

Next up was a lovely bird box hide, Scouting Tweets, further along the path. It was quite a way from the posted co-ords and involved a little bit of fiddling to get it open, but the box inside was big enough to let a travel bug go on its way.

Shoe Sets Off
Shoe Sets Off

Then I headed off in the opposite direction to pick up a few more. Down To Earth did exactly what it said on the “tin” – a great bit of camo for a cache hidden in plain sight.

Down To Earth
Down To Earth

The main reason for heading this way today was to pick up The Brandy Hole, a cache which was set the day I joined geocaching.com, which would qualify me for a Challenge Cache. It was quite a walk from the others along a very muddy sea wall path.

Once I arrived, I couldn’t find the cache anywhere to begin with. Widening my search, I found a very sorry looking box with no lid, 30 feet from the co-ords. It was full of horrible, black, slimy water, and the contents were either ruined through being wet or scattered about on the ground. Oh dear! I’ll have to inform the CO that it needs a bit of attention.

A Slimy Mess!
A Slimy Mess!

I was pleased to have had a walk in the sunshine today, there seems to be so little of it about at the moment, so I was glad to have made the most of it.

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