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.
Most of the pots were easy enough but one or two needed a bit more of a search.
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.
We spotted some fluffy friends along the way – Alpacas, I think.
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!
We enjoyed our walk and the views – especially the rickety old bridge along the river.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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!
I haven’t completed the section of The Essex Way through Cressing and White Notley yet, but I knew there were some Infinson caches just off the route, so they were my main target for today, as well as a few drive-bys.
Part of my route took me past Fambridge Hall, where I found another wonderfully wonky window: