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Day #247 – Crawcrook Creepies

Trad: 25
Walked: 10.2 miles

We had lovely outing with Durham-based caching friend M.Kingfisher. Mick got into caching a couple of years ago thanks to me and Alistair and has not looked back since. Sadly I don’t see him often enough, but today we arranged a meet up to tackle the insect-themed circuit, Crawcrook Creepies. It turned out to be a great little walk.

All of the pots had insect or arachnoid guardians – this was my favourite (mainly because the pot was purple!)

Purple Pot!
Purple Pot!

Alistair and Mick pose with a grasshopper along the way:

Alistair & Mick Make A Friend
Alistair & Mick Make A Friend

We also found an Alien landing pod!! Hope he’s comfortable…

Aliens Are Among Us!
Aliens Are Among Us!

One cache had added horsey – of course, Alistair decided to make friends:

Cache With Added Horsey
Cache With Added Horsey

We finished up the last of the circuit with a big fly at No. 10. And then retired to the pub for a hearty lunch in Crawcrook!

Big Creepy Crawley!
Big Creepy Crawley!

Once we had munched, we decided there were more caches to be found, so an impromptu visit to the Blaydon area was hastily arranged and we found a few more along the Tyne, up Blaydon Burn and back via some Stella Explorer hides.

Blaydon Races?
Blaydon Races?

There were a few hairy moments requiring some scrambling to get a couple of caches along the Burn, but we made it out alive and nothing broken. Can you see we are relieved?

SMIIIIILE!
SMIIIIILE!

So a grand day out and lovely to catch up with Mick again while caching.

Day #35 – Urban Hides In Maldon

Traditional: 12 Multi: 1 Puzzle: 2
Walked: 6.4 miles

30th August 2015
30th August 2015
Alien Guarding A Cache
Alien Guarding A Cache

Alistair was staying again for a few days after the BBQ yesterday. The weather today looked rather iffy so we decided to try some urban caches around Maldon. They were mostly straightforward hides but the two puzzles and multi all had Pirate themes. I had solved the puzzles a few days ago so it was nice to find them so quickly.

One of the other caches was being guarded by this rather helpful little Alien.

Viking Boat
Viking Boat