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Day #360 – Dashing Ducks

Trad: 1
Walked: 3.2 miles

Today is an auspicious day for Caz’s Little Quacker – a small blue rubber duck who is taking part in the HQ Duck Dash trackable race, which starts today. I found him in The Duck Pound II on Day #307. He wasn’t trackable then, but I have since found him a TB number of his own. I won’t be releasing him into the wild, but he will get dipped into each cache I find between now and 20th August when the race officially ends.

Little Quacker's First Find!
Little Quacker’s First Find!

LQ’s first find was an easy one close to home at Barnes Mill Lock, but in the next month we are visiting two Megas, new counties and lots of different cache types, so he is really looking forward to seeing all the places we will go on our adventures.

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