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Day #156 – Heybridge Pair

Trad: 2
Walked: 4.9 miles

Today’s location was Heybridge and I have my caching buddy Alistair staying for a few days, so we set off to find a few boxes in the area. The first two were ones I hadn’t found before, starting with Stumped #8 and then Draper’s Field 1. Both were easy enough hides, although one had a very soggy log.

Soggy Log At Stumped #8
Soggy Log At Stumped #8
Frog, Skip & Jump!
Frog, Skip & Jump!

I’m still counting down to 4000 finds on 1st January, and don’t want to peak too early, so that was my “ration” done for today.

We took a longer walk to find another three hides around the marshes which I had already picked up. The fun one was mel-ray’s Frog, Skip & Jump! which made him jump, and me – even though I was expecting it!

The light was fading but after Alistair found Punt Gunners (another mel-ray hide, and one I had retrieved back in 2010 as my 800th find!), we were treated to a lovely sunset over the Blackwater looking towards Maldon Hythe. A nice end to the day – and neither of us slid over in the mud! Result…

Sunset Over Maldon
Sunset Over Maldon