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Day #209 – A Brace Of Rally Rounds, Plus

Trad: 3 Puzzle: 2
Walked: 4.4 miles

The other evening, Kitty!! and I had managed to work out the solution to a couple of Mr Crow’s impenetrable puzzles. As she’s not allowed to find them before anyone else, it was left to me to give it a go today. Rally Round 204 Murder was my first target. It was a quick find but I had been beaten to the FTF by 24 hours. Oh well, I wasn’t really surprised.

Then I stopped off in Witham to mop up a few stragglers. Ice Breaker – Bucket Of Fun was a big cache – another easy find next to the golf course. I found a stray ball which I’ll keep for Kitty who needs them for an evil cache she’s planning.

A Bucket Of Fun!
A Bucket Of Fun!

Waterworks was across Whet Mead which required a trip under the A12 via a tunnel – and I found a troll looking at me! At GZ, I randomly found another golf ball in the grass! Odd, as it’s miles from where you would expect anyone to be hitting a golf ball…

Troll Under The Bridge?
Troll Under The Bridge?

The final target of the day was Rally Round 203 Missing Numbers. I approached with trepidation, but was delighted to find an empty log sheet – yay! I wasn’t actually chasing the FTF but it’s nice when it happens. No. 25 in nearly 8 years of caching!

RR203 - First To Find!
RR203 – First To Find!

An enjoyable morning out!

Day #181 – Purfleet & Pitsea Potter

Trad: 9 Multi: 1
Walked: 4.2 miles

I decided to kill two birds with one stone today – I needed to visit Purfleet to find the SideTracked cache and also pick up a Church Micro somewhere along the way, both helping me towards Challenge cache qualifications.

My first stop was Purfleet where I managed to find three caches in the end, including the SideTracked hide. Knights Of The Round Table, was at a very curious spot!

Table For Two?
Table For Two?

On to Pitsea, where St Gabriel’s Church has a new CM by Cettis12. This was an easy find. The church is a modern design, quite pleasant in its own way.

St. Gabriel's, Pitsea
St. Gabriel’s, Pitsea

I noticed that In Memoriam, Pitsea War Memorial by Grimmer Scotting was also close by. Since I’m on a long term mission to find more multis (again with the aim of Challenge Cache qualification), I thought I would give it a go. The memorial looked lovely in the contre jour lighting this morning. I found the numbers quickly and the cache was also a swift locate once in the right place.

Lest We Forget
Lest We Forget

I had allowed myself the morning to “play”, and since there was still some time left, I did a few more drive bys and cache & dash in east Basildon as I worked my way home.

I was going to look for another of Cettis12’s new Church Micros but as I approached I saw a guy loitering around outside the church, trying to give out leaflets about Jesus to anyone who would take them. Having politely declined, I was told “God loves you” and I made a swift exit. Frustrating, as I could easily see the bison tube in its hiding place, but feared trying to retrieve it would attract too much attention from the zealot… So I decided to leave it for another day.