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Hello, Sailor!

Trad: 1
Walked: 4.5 miles

Another rainy start to the day meant we stayed indoors until it had cleared up a bit. But the temporary dog needed a walk and once the precipitation had ceased, we all headed out along the seafront for a stroll.

It was rather blustery but pleasant enough. The old Regent cinema is always worth a photo or two – and then I remembered there was a cache next door, Hello, Sailor!

The Old Cinema
The Old Cinema

Get To The Point

Trad: 1
Walked: 5.3 miles

I’m staying in Deal with a friend for a few days, and once the overnight storms had passed we headed to St. Margaret’s Bay for a nice lunch in the Pines Café. My friend was dog-sitting for another friend, so after our lunch we took the hound for a walk on the cliffs.

We just happened to be passing the hide at the Lighthouse, Get To The Point, so it would have been rude not to stop and find it!

South Foreland Lighthouse
South Foreland Lighthouse

Morning Stagger Around London

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!

Stagger Down The Steps
Stagger Down The Steps

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.

Lovely Autumn Colours
Lovely Autumn Colours

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.

Routemaster No. 9
Routemaster No. 9

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.

Who Has The Key?
Who Has The Key?

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!

Big Cat Watching Me
Big Cat Watching Me

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.

Kensington Stroll

Trad: 2 Puzzle: 2
Walked: 7.6 miles

It’s getting dark early now that the clocks have gone back. That didn’t stop me going for a nice 4-cache walk from Westminster to Kensington this evening after work. It’s funny how different London’s streets look after dark – but it also provides some cover from muggles who tend to ignore what you are doing.

The End Of The Road
The End Of The Road

London Loot

Trad: 3
Walked: 6.2 miles

Back in London again for work today, and time for a few caches afterwards. Lambeth and Vauxhall here I come.

Lambeth Bridge
Lambeth Bridge

After a nice walk along the River Thames, I headed to an urban farm and found a plastic cow! It was looking at me when I found the cache.

Urban Cow!
Urban Cow!

The last one was close to some lovely old Georgian architecture. Now time to head back to the train for home.

Georgian Houses
Georgian Houses

Day #90 – Silver End Struggle

Trad: 4
Walked: 3.7 miles

24th October 2015
24th October 2015

As I was on my way to Colchester this evening, I thought I would stop off in Rivenhall End and Silver End for a bit of tupperware hunting.

Autumn In Silver End
Autumn In Silver End

I found the duo in Rivenhall End quite quickly, but my success rate in Silver End was rather poor – 4 DNF’s and only two finds! Oh well, sometimes it happens.

Art Deco Details
Art Deco Details in Silver End