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Day #293 – Kentish Capers

Trad: 2 Multi: 1 Puzzle: 1 Challenge: 12
Letterbox: 2 Event: 1
Walked: 7.3 miles

I had a grand roam around Kent today, picking up specific Challenge caches which I have qualified for around Ebbsfleet, New Barn, New Ash Green (I climbed a tree!), West Kingsdown, Leybourne Lakes and then onto the Kent County Cachers meet #80 near Sittingbourne. Finally, I returned northwards for a few more Challenges around Swanley, Dartford and Bexley! Phew. Another 12 challenges completed!

The View From GZ
The View From GZ

There were some divers training at Leybourne Lakes, not far from one of the caches.

Divers Emerge
Divers Emerge

Shifty The Mega Duck went along to the meetup in the pub. He had to wait ages to be served, I think the bar staff thought he was under age!

Hooky Ducky?
Hooky Ducky?

One of the many footpaths I found today:

Path Across The Fields
Path Across The Fields

Day #237 – A Kentish Adventure

Trad: 7 Multi: 14 Challenge: 3
Walked: 11.6 miles

I had a great outing to Kent with caching friend Infinson today, taking in lots of caches around Dartford, Istead Rise, New Ash Green and Underriver.

We picked up lots of church micros, most of which were multis, plus some Challenge caches we had both qualified for.

Istead Rise CM
Istead Rise CM

The best cache hide of the day was this charming box in New Ash Green, complete with a lovely blue Smurf guardian!

A Lovely Box!
A Lovely Box!

All in all a very satisfying day – even though we didn’t manage to find the two high DT caches we were also after.