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Forty In The Bag

Trad: 39 Multi: 1
Walked: 12 miles

I teamed up with Kitty!! and Mr Crow for another outing today. We decided to go for the latest section of Essex Way caches to be revived, between Cressing and Coggeshall. Handy having two cars, leaving one at each end.

The Long Path Ahead
The Long Path Ahead

Most of the pots were easy enough but one or two needed a bit more of a search.

Hmm. Where's The Cache?
Hmm. Where’s The Cache?

Mr Crow was usually up ahead so we often spotted him grovelling in a bush or behind a telegraph pole before emerging with a pot in hand.

Mr Crow Found It
Mr Crow Found It

We spotted some fluffy friends along the way – Alpacas, I think.

Fuzzy Locals!
Fuzzy Locals!

Occasionally, when Mr Crow couldn’t find one, Kitty would dive in and have a look instead. I think I got to look for a couple!

Send Kitty In...
Send Kitty In…

We enjoyed our walk and the views – especially the rickety old bridge along the river.

Kitty & Crow Near Coggeshall
Kitty & Crow Near Coggeshall

There was also a hilarious incident at No. 18, which is probably best explained by reading my log. A fave for sure! Forty in the bag today, but that was definitely the most memorable.

Day #383 – Don’t Go Away Again

Trad: 8 Letterbox: 1
Walked: 3.0 miles

I decided to walk another section of resurrected Essex Way today, between Cressing Church and White Notley. Plus looking for a couple of extras along the way.

Which Way? The Essex Way
Which Way? The Essex Way

We dropped off a trackable in one pot to continue along the way.

Dropping Off A Trackable
Dropping Off A Trackable

At last, I managed to locate the pesky 5, one of infinson’s evil hides. Hurrah!

Finally Found Five!!!
Finally Found Five!!!

Little Quacker was surprised to see some rare spotted piggies enjoying the dirt near their little houses.

Spotted Piggies
Spotted Piggies

Day #147 – Shifty Coffee And More

Trad: 4 Multi: 1 Event: 1
Walked: 5.5 miles

20th December 2015
20th December 2015

I enjoyed an outing today with Shifty The Mega Duck to the GeoCoffeeClub #12 – Festive Flavours event in Braintree Freeport this morning. Shifty got a lot of attention, as usual! He was dressed smartly for Christmas:

Shifty In This Christmas Regalia
Shifty In This Christmas Regalia

Then off to White Notley and Cressing to try and mop up a few stragglers around The Essex Way – mixed success with Infinson’s hides – they are usually tricky and he refuses to give any hints! At least I got Slow Down – and a nicely themed container it was too.

Slow Down And Say Hello To Brian
Slow Down And Say Hello To Brian

Day #126 – Letterbox Reward

Trad: 2 Letterbox: 1
Walked: 2.4 miles

29th November 2015
29th November 2015

Trying to continue my streak of Unconventional hides, today was supposed to be Day 9 out of the 10 I need to qualify for the Challenge Cache. I had a puzzle lined up to find, plus a backup, before going out to lunch with a muggle friend.

I knew I wouldn’t have time to look after we had eaten, so made a point of setting off early to search. A frantic hour later, I still hand’t found either of my intended targets!

The only other non-trad hide which was on my GPS was 6 miles away (as the crow flies) but I thought it would be worth the 10-mile detour by road to pick it up – it was a Letterbox cache along The Essex Way. I know from experience that these are rarely difficult to find, so thought that was my best bet.

Letterbox Hide - Essex Way 245
Letterbox Hide – Essex Way 245

Thankfully, it was indeed an easy find! And I even had time to look for a couple of Infinson’s Number Caches nearby, before heading home to get changed into my posh togs for lunch. So only one more day to go!

Also, find number two today brought up my 900th cache since I started my geostreak on Day #1!