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Day #378 – Another Challenging Day

Trad: 1 Challenge: 9 Letterbox: 2 Virtual: 2
Webcam: 1
Walked: 10.2 miles

Today I left my hotel in Oswestry and headed for Chorley. But of course I didn’t take the most direct route. Oh, no. I was zigging and zagging about to collect some specific Challenges, virtuals, webcams and caches in new counties.

LQ Meets Some 8-Legged Friends
LQ Meets Some 8-Legged Friends

This Letterbox was in Flintshire and helped me qualify for a Challenge cache.

Letterbox In A New County
Letterbox In A New County

I was defeated by curious bullocks at one high DT challenge cache near Connah’s Quay,  but managed to find another while they watched across the fence.

A Load Of Bullocks
A Load Of Bullocks

This was a windy T3 Virtual on the Wirral. I nearly had my hat blow off. But the information was collected and the view was great. At least the sun was out!

Windy T3 Virtual
Windy T3 Virtual

I attempted two Webcam caches on the Wirral while I was passing. The first was accomplished without issue. Even Shifty got in on the act.

Wave To The Webcam!
Wave To The Webcam!

Saldy the D5 Lighthouse webcam was frozen and hadn’t updated for days. My selfie with Shifty wasn’t good enough, and my log was deleted. I’ll have to come back again sometime.

Shifty & Me But No Webcam Here :-(
Shifty & Me But No Webcam Here 🙁

One of the final caches of the day was Albert’s Famine in Liverpool Dockside. I don’t think I’ve ever known it so windy at sea level – I was literally blown along the docks as I was looking for the clues! Thankfully I made it from one end to the other without getting blown into the Mersey!

Cold And SO WINDY In Liverpool
Cold And SO WINDY In Liverpool

Anyway, my UK Counties Map has had a few more gaps filled and now looks like this:

Counties Map 7th August '16
Counties Map 7th August ’16