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Day #399 – Blustery In Burnham

Trad: 2 Multi: 1 Puzzle: 1 Event: 1
Walked: 4 miles

Sunday, and that can only mean one thing – another Beastie Meet along the coast.

Blustery Beastie-Meet In Burnham
Blustery Beastie-Meet In Burnham

This time it was a Burnham-on-Crouch, and although the sun was out, it was also very windy! We nearly got blown off the sea wall. I went along with Alistair who is staying for a few days, and we took Geoffrey The Geocacher with us for a walk.

Alistair & Geoffrey The Geocacher
Alistair & Geoffrey The Geocacher
Flags A' Flapping
Flags A’ Flapping

Afterwards, we found a few more around the town, but eventually we were so cold and windswept we decided to come home for tea and cake!

Day #312 – Tillingham Totter

Trad: 5 Multi: 5 Letterbox: 1
Walked: 6.4 miles

I wanted to avenge the DNF at Burnham-on-Crouch’s Church Micro so today I set off in a determined mood, vowing I must find it! After a few false starts, I eventually sorted it out! Phew!

CM540 Burnham-on-Crouch
CM540 Burnham-on-Crouch

My next stop was to be Asheldham, to attempt Bean & Sprout’s series around The Pits. I found a couple, but through no fault of theirs, the footpaths in the area became umpossibly impassable, so I gave up after trying to hack my way through. On to plan B!

No Way Through - The Pits!
No Way Through – The Pits!

The tiny village of Dengie which gives the peninsular its name was my next destination – for the old Church Micro there.

CM537 - Dengie
CM537 – Dengie

I then relocated to Tillingham for more Bean & Sprout hides – some multi boxes including the Village Sign.

Tillingham Sign
Tillingham Sign

The best reward of the day was the final cache at Sprout’s Birthday Cache.  It was a monster box bigger than my head filled with goodies – pity I didn’t have anything to swap, so I left the swag where it was.

As Big As My Head!
As Big As My Head!

There was time for a nice little Letterbox hide on the way home, too!

Day #308 – Dengie Smörgåsbord

Trad: 6 Multi: 3 Puzzle: 2
Walked: 5.9 miles

I was back on the Dengie Peninsula again today (there are plenty more caches to tackle in the area), picking up a mixture of Church Micros, puzzles, village signs and any other random caches I was passing.

Burnham On Crouch Sign
Burnham On Crouch Sign

I finally rounded up enough information to finish off the Multi Church Micro at Mundon (which requires five other specific CM finds before you can work out the co-ords). The weather wasn’t up to much, but I did pass the famously spooky petrified Mundon Oaks.

Moody Mundon Oaks
Moody Mundon Oaks

On the way home I stopped for a quick cache and dash at the festive Happy Christmas hide. I liked the idea here!

Happy Christmas?!
Happy Christmas?!

I had also crunched the numbers for the final Bolting Round Ulting Bonus cache, which was a great big box hidden in a great big tree!

Bolting Round Ulting Bonus
Bolting Round Ulting Bonus

The cache is a D3, so it was the perfect place to leave this geocoin I picked up a day or two ago – which wants to visit D3 or higher caches. This one also gets plenty of visitors, so hopefully the coin won’t stay in the box for too long.

Leaving A Trackable
Leaving A Trackable