Trad: 1 Multi: 2 Puzzle: 1
Walked: 9.0 miles
I had been on a night shift in London all night, so what did I do? Yes, go for a caching expedition before heading home to bed! What do you mean, I’m mad?
Strand Lane Roman Baths were my first stop. You can’t have a bath there now, but you can work out where the cache is hidden!
Next on my agenda was a trip to Brompton. I didn’t see any folding bikes, but I did spot some wonderful Autumnal colours while I was searching for CM2691 at Holy Trinity Brompton.
One of the many puzzle icons on the London map is Routemaster No. 9. For some reason, I had been putting off attempting this one for ages, probably due to how spread out the waypoints were, but a week or so in the capital had meant I could look for a few on foot each night on the way home from work. By this morning, I had enough info to head for the final destination.
I was rather hoping to spot one of the lovely old Routemaster buses, but I only saw a new “Boris Bus” variant today, as I made my way to GZ.
I do like it when the final key of a puzzle fits into place. And I was happy to have found the cache at the end point, after all that work.
The TUBE SideTracked hide in Bayswater had a very nosy neighbour which kept looking at my while I was searching for the cache! I hope his bite is not as bad as it looks!
By now I was almost dead on my feet, so I hopped on the nearest tube train back to Liverpool Street and made my way home to bed, at last.