I went to stay with a semi-muggle friend in Deal today, but first I had a client meeting in Birchington this afternoon. You never know what the traffic will be like, so I left plenty of time for my journey and arrived with a couple of hours to spare. What to do? Well, find a few caches, of course!
The chalk cliffs are quite impressive around here, and one or two caches had a great view from their GZ.
Birchington Bay has a good view across the water to Westgate-on-Sea, too.
With my caching done, and my meeting finished, I headed to Deal to my overnight destination.
A busy day today attending an event and a CITO, plus bagging various caches around Mersea Island. My first stop was to DNF infinson’s2 for the thirdtime – not even the presence of Kitty!! this time could help us locate the cache, just a hook where it had been!
So we headed off to console ourselves at the Geo-Coffee Club meet in Little Braxted. Shifty insisted on coming too, but was disappointed when I ate all the cake. Cantankerous bird!
Having consumed the delicious cake, we set off to the CITO event at Cudmore Grove on Mersea. On arrival, Geotrowel was busy fanning the flames to get a brew going for all the hard-working litter pickers.
I followed along behind a few folks and for the first half mile or so, the beach was spotless as they had already picked it clean. But there was evidence of much recent cliff-fall along the way – a sobering thought considering how firm it had all looked back in August when we were last here for the Mega CITO event.
Eventually I got to a spot where the others had turned back with full bags and carried on from there, with my trusty companion, Larry The Litterpicker! He was soon set to work munching discarded rubbish and putting it in the bag.
After our litter-picking was done, we returned to base camp for more well-earned tea and cake. Then I had a lovely potter around various bits of the island picking up some more orphan caches which were still taunting me on the map. A grand day out.
Today’s finds also brings up the 100 days left milestone until I complete my 366 Geostreak! Gotta keep going…
My final day in Kent today, so Julian and I headed to Folkestone for a wander around. I wanted to visit a Photographic shop in the Old High Street, then we went for a blustery walk along the cliffs and prom.
This was the view from the top, looking down the funicular railway (sadly shut during the off-season). Our first find was down there in the car park.
Further along Marine Parade, the rather cold-looking palm trees held another little hide. The view from GZ shows the rather impressive Georgian crescent, still looking resplendent in the rather grey weather.
Our final find was Harbour View, with a grand view at that! An easy find – we were quite grateful as it was very windy by then! Next off to ‘Spoons for a rather welcome lunch.
Once I was home in the evening, I headed out once more for the Essex Meet #36 in Chignall. A little series of seven drive-bys have been put out around the pub, but I’m saving them for daily finds – that’s another week’s worth to keep the streak going!
Today we went to Ramsgate to meet up with some muggle friends for lunch. It was rather tasty and we decided we needed to walk it off after saying goodbye to them. Harbour View was a good one to aim for. When we started out it was grey but dry but of course, half way to the cache it started raining.
At least it was a quick find once we got to GZ, then a yomp back to the car before heading home to dry out with a cup of tea.