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Day #368 – Canvey Capers

Trad: 16 Puzzle: 1
Walked: 6.2 miles

Today I went for a trip around Canvey Island, taking the geo-scooter as I knew it was fairly flat terrain and much quicker to get from cache to cache.

My first incident was hitting  a rough patch of pavement within about a minute of getting on the thing – and then getting off it again in a very quick, painful manner. Ouch. Bashed my knees up yet again.

So I hobbled around the Canvey Heights Country Park and started off with two DNF’s – as had others recently. However, the next two were also unfound by previous seekers, so I was pretty happy to have spotted them myself.

Little Quacker Meets A Pink Friend
Little Quacker Meets A Pink Friend

This one was a tricky little blighter, but we got there in the end!

Got The Tricky Blighter!
Got The Tricky Blighter!

Then I relocated to have a scoot along the Sea Wall and back, picking up the Island Gateway series of hides by G4UYG. I managed to locate all but one (and that was only because GZ was infested with muggles both times I passed, so I couldn’t really look).

Geo-Scooter At The Memorial
Geo-Scooter At The Memorial

So apart from the initial mishap, it was an enjoyable outing by scooter. I’m still nursing the bruises and expect I may be a bit sore for a few days to come! I guess I’ll have to dip my Adventures Coin into the finds as they were definitely out of my comfort zone! Ouch.