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Day #377 – North Wales Mega 2016

Trad: 13 Puzzle: 1 Mega: 1
Walked: 10.8 miles

Mega Day! I made my way to Llangollen to attend my second Mega in a week. Me and Shifty found the logbook quickly enough:

Shifty Signs In A The MEGA
Shifty Signs In A The MEGA

He does look particularly shifty now with his new ‘tache. See below!

Me And A Shifty Dude
Me And A Shifty Dude

However, his hairiness seems to have endeared him to other trackable chums – this was at the Geolympix stand where Mr Gorilla took quite a shine to Shifty.

Shifty Meets A Hairy Friend
Shifty Meets A Hairy Friend

I looked around the exhibition hall, spent far too much money on geocoins and then bumped into Gilly (Bean & Sprout). We decided to go and collect another short stretch along the Llangollen Canal to join up with the section I had completed by bike yesterday.

Des Res By The Canal
Des Res By The Canal

More lovely boats along the canal…

Lovely Canal Boat
Lovely Canal Boat

This attractive bridge was one highlight as we walked along.

Bascule Bridge
Bascule Bridge

We decided we would have a go at a few caches on Pen-y-Coed. We weren’t intending to do such a strenuous circuit, but quite a few of the trads were on the way to a puzzle cache which we particularly wanted to pick up. It was hard going!

Exhausted after that, we decided we couldn’t be bothered to cook, so we headed back into Llangollen to enjoy a rather good curry for dinner. It was great to have some company rather than just grabbing something along the way.

Day #357 – Maldon Mooch

Trad: 5 Puzzle: 2 Event: 1
Walked: 7.6 miles

This lunchtime saw another of BEASTMARSTA’s Flash Mobs, this time at Heybridge Basin. There was a good turn out in the hot weather.

Flashing At Heybridge
Flashing At Heybridge

Shifty met a couple of geohounds which Rachel’n’Redd had brought along. We teamed up to find a couple of hides along the canal before I headed back into Maldon to find some lunch at Tesco’s.

Shifty Meets Some Pooches
Shifty Meets Some Pooches

After eating my picnic by the river, I took a walk to find a few more hides along the water. Some folks were kayaking today – which made me wish I could have brought Boaty McBoat Face out to play today!

Lovely Day For A Paddle
Lovely Day For A Paddle

West Walk has been on my to do list for ages and ages – it was just that little bit far out of the way that I had never bothered stopping for it until today. But I made a lovely little circular walk of it, eventually heading back into Maldon to make my last couple of finds.

West Walk Treasure
West Walk Treasure

Fullbridge was looking particularly attractive today, despite it being low tide. The fluffy clouds certainly helped!

Fullbridge Moorings
Fullbridge Moorings