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Birchington Bimble

Trad: 4 Puzzle: 1
Walked: 1.0 mile

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!

Over The Edge?
Over The Edge?

The chalk cliffs are quite impressive around here, and one or two caches had a great view from their GZ.

Big Cliffs
Big Cliffs

Birchington Bay has a good view across the water to Westgate-on-Sea, too.

View Across The Bay
View Across The Bay

With my caching done, and my meeting finished, I headed to Deal to my overnight destination.

Day #266 – CITO At The Seaside!

Trad: 8 Multi: 2 Event: 1 CITO: 1
Walked: 9.8 miles

A busy day today attending an event and a CITO, plus bagging various caches around Mersea Island. My first stop was to DNF infinson’s 2 for the third time – 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!

Shifty At The Cake Meet
Shifty At The Cake Meet

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.

Geotrowel Fans The Flames
Geotrowel Fans The Flames

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.

Cliff Fall!
Cliff Fall!

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.

Larry Gets To Work
Larry Gets To Work

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.

Another Nice Box
Another Nice Box

Today’s finds also brings up the 100 days left milestone until I complete my 366 Geostreak! Gotta keep going…

Day #108 – Folkestone Funicular Fun

Trad: 3 Event: 1
Walked: 4.5 miles

11th November 2015
11th November 2015

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.

The Cliff Life Funicular
The Cliff Life Funicular

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.

Marine Crescent
Marine Crescent

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.

The Harbour View
The Harbour View

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!

Day #107 – Ramsgate Ramble

Trad: 1
Walked: 3.3 miles

10th November 2015
10th November 2015

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.

Shoring Up The Cliffs
Shoring Up The Cliffs

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.