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Cold, Colder, Coldest

Trad: 5
Walked: 1.8 miles

A set of five new “Cold” caches by nathanjhunt have recently been published near Cold Norton, so today I thought I would head over there for a walk. First up was Cold Shoulder.

Cold Shoulder
Cold Shoulder

Next it was Cold Feet. But luckily not for me, although the lane was muddy I had wellies and thick socks on, so the only cold feet was the name of the cache.

Cold Feet
Cold Feet

Cold Blood was the alarming name of the next hide, but nothing gruesome came to light, just more mud!

Cold Blood
Cold Blood

If I had had enough of caching, I would have gone Cold Turkey. But I hadn’t and I did.

Cold Turkey
Cold Turkey

Last in the line, with the longest name, was Cold Enough To Freeze The Balls Off A Brass Monkey. Thankfully no monkeys were harmed in the finding of this cache!

Cold Enough To Freeze The Balls Off A Brass Monkey
Cold Enough To Freeze The Balls Off A Brass Monkey

Day #184 – Maldon, Mundon & More

Trad: 4 Multi: 1 Letterbox: 1
Walked: 4.0 miles

I had planned to go out for a quick single find today, another of the Bolting Round Ulting loop. But I changed my mind when I was half way there and detoured to Maldon to try my hand at another few of the No Mud hides. Success at three (including one I had previously DNF’d a few months ago) and no luck with two more.

Sneaky!
Sneaky!

Originally I was going to call it a day after that, but addiction got the better of me and I headed off to Mundon to search for a lovely little Letterbox by Bean & Sprout instead. Just for once, I remembered I had my Smiley stamp in the bag with me, so I was able to stamp up the cache’s logbook with mine, as well as my own with the Daffodil stamp which was in the box.

Lovely Letterbox
Lovely Letterbox

After another detour to Latchingdon for a Village Sign multi (and a trad DNF), it was back towards home via Cold Norton – to finally pick up CrazyHedgehogsMr Crabby’s Cold Bridge Cache – another which has been bugging me for months since my last DNF there. Hooray! Job done. 🙂

Day #21 – Cold Norton & Stow Maries

Trad: 8 Multi: 1 Puzzle: 1
Walked: 8.6 miles

16th August 2015
16th August 2015

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!

16th August 2015
16th August 2015

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.

Sunset Over Hawe's Wood
Sunset Over Hawe’s Wood