After a fairly frustrating visit to the Brookman’s Park area on Day #289, I thought it was about time for a re-match due to the unfinished business I had there. It had been wet and miserable this morning, but perked up by the time I knocked off work.
So I pottered about picking up some more of the Brookman’s Park Stroll series. Thankfully, I had a much more successful day, even finding a couple which gave me grief last time.
One of the oddest finds of the evening was near BP 21 – this weird “beach ball” in the woods! It was very heavy and I think filled with sand. Reminded me of Rover from The Prisoner.
Final cache of the day was an earthcace in the water meadows. Was it any wonder that much of it was flooded after this morning’s deluge? I had to backtrack to return to the car as I didn’t have my wellies with me, but we got there in the end.
At the earthcache, The Mimmshall Mystery, just as dusk was falling.
I left work a bit later than planned this evening, with a target of finding four caches. This would bring my aggregate finds for all 10ths of the month to 100, which would finally qualify me for a Challenge Cache I’d been working on for a while. Sounds simple, yes?
I chose a circuit of caches between North Mimms and Brookman’s Park – the BP Stroll – as the hides seemed reasonably close together and the weather was looking threatening.
With two down, things were going well. But then I hit a brick wall! The next FOURwere all DNF!! Argh! How can I be so rubbish?
In my defence, the light was pretty poor and they were tricky hides – I wasn’t the only one to DNF some of them in their history. The hints were rather cryptic too, so I just plodded on and finally reached three finds as I was heading back towards the car. Enough of this series!
My final find of the evening was closer to North Mimms, a straightforward film pot, Coal Post 32, so it was a relief to finally meet my target at 21:08 – by which time I was searching by torchlight!