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Day #341 – Steyning Saunter

Trad: 1 Multi: 4 Puzzle: 1 Whereigo: 1
Walked: 8.4 miles

After a lovely sociable evening staying with my muggle friends Ken & Carolyn last night, myself and Ken decided to take a walk around Upper Beeding and Steyning this morning. Ken loves walking and talking, and doesn’t mind stopping so I can stick my head in the bushes every now and then! I found lots of caches and it was great to catch up, us not having seen each other for over a year.

Upper Beeding VS
Upper Beeding VS

There was a good mix of series – Village Signs, Church Micros…

Another Sussex CM
Another Sussex CM

… and a most enjoyable tour of Steyning’s quaint architecture thanks to an informative Whereigo. Even Ken learned something, and he’s lived in the area for years!

Steyning Whereigo Architecture
Steyning Whereigo Architecture

We found the final pot and then retired to the pub for lunch and a well-earned pint. What a grand way to spend the morning and early afternoon.

Whereigo Final!
Whereigo Final!

We found a few more trads on the way back to Ken’s house and then put our feet up for an hour or two, before heading off to Henfield Cricket Club, where both Ken and Carolyn are very active members. It was the Henfield Cup Twenty20 Final this evening – and it was great to just sit at the boundary, drinking a beer, watching the cricket. It’s rare that I just sit and “do nothing” (usually out caching, or when at home I’ll be noodling on the computer or watching telly). But the evening was a perfect way to wind down. And we were very pleased that Henfield were the victorious team, although it was a close game.

Day #314 – Widford Wander

Trad: 8
Walked: 3.5 miles

I noticed a new little series by Rachel’n’Redd had been published a few days ago – the Writtle to Widford Loop, consisting of 8 caches along easy footpaths.  So today I decided to take a walk. I parked at the rec in Writtle and saw a nice game of cricket as I passed by.

Leather On Willow, Writtle
Leather On Willow, Writtle

The hides were all reasonably straightforward. I was pleased the logs were quite large as I wanted to test my new custom stamp to see what it looked like:

Testing My New Stamp
Testing My New Stamp

I’ve been this way before, a while ago, for some long-archived caches. But it was nice to return again and revisit this quaint little bridge.

A Nice Little Bridge
A Nice Little Bridge

One cache had a faithful Labrador guarding the pot! I left him be.

Cache Guardian
Cache Guardian

On the way back through Hylands Park, I spotted these huge concrete “Lego” bricks! Neat …

Concrete Lego!
Concrete Lego!

Day #149 – Stumped No More!

Puzzle: 1
Walked: 1.8 miles

22nd December 2015
22nd December 2015

I solved Fenners 1984′s cricket-themed puzzle Stumped On A Sticky Wicket a while ago and thought I should revisit his hide today, since the CO had been kind enough to check it was still there after my recent DNF. Sure enough, I put my hand straight on it today – how come I missed it last time? Must be sheer incompetence! Argh!

The Welcoming Window
The Welcoming Window

I spent a little time wandering around Great Waltham afterwards, to make some pictures.