I had a day off caching yesterday, as I had to go to London for work. But today I went out for a great 44-cache stroll around Mr Crow‘s Essex 100 – Loop 5 between Tollsebury, Salcott and Tolleshunt D’Arcy. Neither myself nor Kitty had previously done this section of the extended series, and Crow said it needed a maintenance walk, so we agreed to wander round and replace any missing pots where necessary. In the end it was a splendid day out.
For reasons I never really understood, Kitty had kidnapped Mr Crow’s Raccoon and was threatening to post it back to him. We just couldn’t fit the damned thing through the slot!
This penguin was a rather more modest critter found lurking in one of the pots.
We ended our walk just as some glorious light was highlighting the fields, with moody sky behind. We were glad to get back to the car!
There were some more Herts Way Leg 9 caches to be found this evening, north of Shenley. I set off as the sky was looking threatening again, but although it was perishing cold, it didn’t actually rain on me. Win!
I managed to find 6 caches, including Herts Way 9.6 which eluded me a few days ago – no idea why I didn’t find it then! Never mind, these two horses came over to say hello close to GZ.
Another horrible, wet, windy day dawned. I waited for as long as I could for the rain to hold off, and then set out for Witham to find a couple of quick drive-bys, part of the A12 Corridor Caches series by JAPVONKEILLER.
Thankfully, the couple I went for were quick finds, despite the rain. Then I drove back home via Chelmer Park, and lo! The sun came out… So here’s a nice cloudscape to end the day.
I devised a circular route between Cold Norton and Stow Maries for my walk today. I bagged a dozen caches in just over 8 miles, so while the cache-to-distance ratio wasn’t high, I did enjoy a lovely stroll along the disused railway and up a hill overlooking the old Stow Maries Aerodrome. I even saw some biplanes buzzing about in the sky!
Once atop the hill to the east of Hawe’s Wood, I found the cache just as the sun was beginning to set behind the clouds.