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Day #364 – As Mad As A Hatter

Trad: 1 Multi: 2 Earth: 1 Event: 1
Walked: 7.4 miles

I went up to London this afternoon to attend the Mad Cachers’ Tea Party event organised jointly by local pan314159 and avroair, who was visiting from the USA. Everyone was encouraged to wear a mad hat – and there were certainly lots to be seen!

Mat Hatter Anytar
Mat Hatter Anytar
Mad Hatter Pan
Mad Hatter Pan

Extraordinary creations were the most fun – there was a popular vote for the best and this bonkers hat was the winner! Even Nemo looks surprised!

Nemo & The Maddest Hat
Nemo & The Maddest Hat

My own creation was not a modest affair – furry bunny ears, LED lights and a full-blown tea party going on around the brim and on top. It turned a few heads. I was glad it survived the journey by train in my picnic bag.

My Tea Party Creation!
My Tea Party Creation!

My Little Quacker was delighted to make some new friends who were also taking part in the HQ Duck Dash. I’m sure there was a bit of rivalry going on too!

LQ Makes Another Friend
LQ Makes Another Friend

There were many tempting shinies on offer two, as several hard-core coin collectors were there with their duplicates and swaps. I was very weak!

Lovely New Shinies
Lovely New Shinies

As well as the event, I also managed to squeeze in a multi and trad find beforehand, plus another multi and earthcache on the way home. The SideTracked EarthCache – Euston Station Geology cache (also by pan314159) was another one which has been on my London target list for ages. It was still busy this evening, but a little patience eventually paid off and I got the info I needed.

SideTracked EC Euston
SideTracked EC Euston